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Victory! Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agrees to suffragette statue

May 12, 2016

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Above photographs show Sadiq Quan, Caroline-Criado Perez and Emma Watson.

Sadiq Khan has agreed to erect a statue of a suffragette in central London.

The news comes after a campaign by feminist activist Caroline-Criado Perez and Telegraph Women, which launched on Monday this week. More than 70,000 people signed a petition, asking for a statue of a suffragette to be placed in Parliament Square by 2018 – a century after women got the vote.

Currently, there are 11 statues outside Parliament Square, all of which are men.

Criado-Perez published an open letter in Telegraph Women this week, signed by a group of powerful women – including Emma Watson, Naomi Harris and Sandi Toksvig –as well as MPs, businesswoman and baronesses.

It called on Khan to honour his promise to be a “proud feminist” in City Hall, by placing a statue of a woman outside the Houses of Parliament. (Read the full letter on The Telegraph).

View and sign the petition at: change.org

Read more on: The Telegraph