Tag Archives: Millicent Fawcett

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 »

Votes for Women Centenary

2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time: the 1918 Representation of the People Act. Throughout the year, many organisations are celebrating this important milestone in the UK’s democratic history. On February 6th 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People… Read More »

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 »