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At last, a woman in Parliament Square.

April 2, 2017

Leading Suffragette, Millicent Fawcet, is to take her place alongside the 11 men in Parliament Square.


Prime Minister Theresa May said:

"The example Millicent Fawcett set during the struggle for equality continues to inspire the battle against the burning injustices of today."

The new statue will be funded using the £5m fund announced in this year's spring Budget to celebrate next year's centenary of the first British women to get the vote. There are so many other women whose contributions to our society have gone unsung that might benefit from this fund.http://Budget 2017: Women's suffrage centenary gets £5m See the Waiting List page for some excellent suggestions as to who they are, and add any that are not yet there.

Image: Dame Millicent Fawcett addressing a meeting in Hyde Park - circa 1913 - as president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. 

http://Millicent Fawcett to be first woman statue in Parliament Square BBC News02 Apr 10:39 

Congratulations to the excellent energetic campaign on change.org

"Put a statue of a suffragette in Parliament Square to mark 100 years of female suffrage"

run by Caroline Criado Perez.