Lady Astor 100 Statue Campaign

GE2019: Women MPs the focus as Prime Ministerial candidates come to West Country

On the day a statue of the UK’s first female MP was unveiled in Plymouth – two Prime Ministerial candidates were in the West Country answering questions on female MPs.

MP Nancy Astor changed politics forever when she took her seat 100 years ago.

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In Plymouth, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was there to see the statue on the day it was unveiled. While Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn praised Conservative Nancy Astor’s legacy saying: “I’m really pleased the statue is going up”.

Theresa May unveiled the statue of Nancy Astor. Credit: PA

Alexis Bowater