Tag Archives: Caroline Criado-Perez

Green light for Millicent Fawcett statue

Plans for a statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square have been given the go-ahead it was announced today. This follows a successful planning application from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to Westminster City Council and represents the first-ever monument of a woman to stand within the iconic central London location. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid… Read More »

Campaigners claim victory in ‘women on bank notes’ saga

At an event at Jane Austen’s House Museum today (24th July 2013), Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, confirmed that Jane Austen will appear on a forthcoming Bank of England banknote: the next new character following Sir Winston Churchill. The Austen note will be issued as a £10 note, within a year of the Churchill £5 note, which… Read More »

Woman gets Bank of England into trouble

Social reformer Elizabeth Fry landed the Bank of England in trouble with women recently when Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced that Winston Churchill will replace Fry as the face of the £5 note. “This means that, other than the Queen, there will be no women featuring on English bank notes”, said Caroline Criado-Perez,… Read More »