TERRY WEST 18th December 2018  Hope the target is achieved!  -  Sarah Pinch 18th December 2018   As a very proud Plymouthian, as a woman championing women in business I was horrified to hear there was no statue to the great, inspirational Nancy Astor. This is in memory of my greatest inspiration, my grandma - and to celebrate the ongoing inspiration of my mother and my daughter, thank you Alexis for starting this. - Emma Hewitt 18th December 2018 Let's make this happen and help inspire our young girls into knowing they can influence and change the world  -  Clare Baker 18th December 2018  For my fabulous t shirt  -  Claire Ambrose 17th December 2018  Good luck. -  Charlotte Burgoyne 16th December 2018  This is an amazing idea! We had my daughters Naming Day at Elliot Terrace. gillian-cleave 16th December 2018   Great project, we need finally to rewrite history to include the other half of the human race. Women are finally going to tell our story with our contribution to our world.  -  Chris Robinson 15th December 2018   This is not just to commemorate a significant part of Plymouth's history, but British and world history.  -  Matthew Melia 15th December 2018  Fantastic cause. -  Susan Brain 15th December 2018  I love this idea. Go for it!  -  sarah-lee 14th December 2018  We all want to make the world a better place surely...?!! x  -  lgfoster 13th December 2018  Alexis, you are doing a sterling job. I admire and respect your passion and determination which will see you succeed.  -  Barbara Matheson 13th December 2018  As a new resident of Devon I’m very happy to support this very worthwhile project. Well done to all those involved. -  Nancy Naidoo 13th December 2018 Thank you Plymouth for supporting this valuable tribute to my grandmother. - Katie Wake 13th December 2018  Services Design Solution (SDS) helping this statue come alive in the City!  -  Larissa Milden 13th December 2018  Good luck with the campaign! 🙂
Alice Astor 12th December 2018  Well done Plymouth and thank you.  -  bg-of-cartridges 12th December 2018  Look forward to bringing grand daughters to see the statue and showing them the lovely photo of their great grandmother as a child with Lady A who was her MP  -  RWYNDHAM 11th December 2018   Brilliant idea. Make it happen!  - Rebecca Garrett 11th December 2018  Delighted to be supporting this campaign to get the wonderful Nancy ognition she deserves. - Womble Bond Dickinson - Craig Moore 11th December 2018  -  Really important that we all get behind this. Great to be a part of History. South West Women in Construction 11th December 2018  South West Women in Construction (SWWIC) is delighted to support the statue of Lady Nancy Astor. She is an inspiration to us all and a testament that anything is achievable. - Nicky Dunn 10th December 2018   What an incredible achievement and let’s hope you raise the money!  -  cornish-interiors 10th December 2018  Very best of luck with raising the cash, a brilliant idea! From Cathryn and the team at Cornish Interiors  -  MGV Productions Ltd 10th December 2018  Hi Alexis. Just to let you know the team had a meeting last week. and agreed to make a donation to your cause and wish you every success with the project.

Welcome to the Lady Astor Statue Appeal

Welcome to the Lady Astor Statue Appeal to build a statue of the first lady of British politics to commemorate 100 years since she became the UK’s first female MP. Lady Astor changed the course of history by becoming the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons after she was elected MP for Plymouth Sutton in November 1919.

Her historic achievement paved the way for the fairer democracy we see in Britain today but so far there is no statue of her in Plymouth. We would love your help to change that and to celebrate 100 years since the first woman walked the corridors of power, representing the men, women and children of Plymouth.

The Crowdfunder campaign is NOW LIVE to raise funds to create a lasting legacy of her achievements by creating a statue of Lady Astor to be sited on Plymouth Hoe.

Lady Nancy Astor in Plymouth, England, in November of 1923
Lady Nancy Astor in Plymouth, England, in November of 1923. Credit: Time.com

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.