First Female Statue in Parliament

suffragette

Parliament Square in London is host to famous statues of Nelson Mandela and Sir Winston Churchill and nine other men.

Now a new statue will be erected shortly of a famous suffragette called Dame Millicent Fawett. The only woman statue currently in the square.

Visitors can view the statue when they collect their Easter car hire from Stansted Airport and explore the capital city of Central London.

Dame Millicent back in 1897 a woman’s group known as the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Society. A pioneer of her time, she and other members organised a variety of events to help woman achieve the vote which back then was only available to men.

In 1928 her ambition was attained when woman in the UK were given the right to vote.

Now her statue will stand in the square to remind others of what her great campaign achievement.