Lady Astor 100 Statue Campaign

Nancy Astor: Looking Beyond the Accusations

Whenever anything positive is written and placed in the public domain about Nancy Astor, there is usually a rapid response in the shape of accusations intended to denigrate her and downplay her achievements...

It’s a busy platform…

Former MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Luke Pollard is on the platform with the Nancy Astor Statue Committee. Mayflower Makers are here too along with local and national media are on the platform. the Nancy Astor...

This will be a reminder in perpetuity of her achievements not only as Plymouth’s first female MP to take her seat in the House of Commons, but also as the UK’s first female MP to enter Parliament. 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of some women being given the right to vote and 2019 will be an equally important year as we build up to the centenary of Lady Astor’s election. The campaign for a statue of Lady Astor is a cross-party, cross-organisational campaign supported by Plymouth City Council, the Real Ideas Organisation, Bowater Communications, The University of Reading and Plymouth Women in Business. Please click here if you would like more information or if you would like to help.