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PM marks centenary of women’s suffrage

The Prime Minister Theresa May today (6th February 2018) marked the centenary of women’s suffrage with a speech that celebrated the heroism of the suffrage movement which transformed British democracy, and “the enormous strides we have taken as a society” over the past hundred years. She warned that ‘intimidation and aggression’ on social media is coarsening public debate,… Read More »

Mayor marks centenary of women’s suffrage

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today (6th February 2018) revealed that artist Gillian Wearing’s Millicent Fawcett statue is set to feature names and portraits of women and men who were central to the suffrage movement. He was speaking at a specially-commissioned exhibition, featuring life-sized images of women and men on the plinth of the statue, in Trafalgar… Read More »