Equal Seats Equal Say

Equal Seats Equal Say

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Blog, Politics, Women

21st November 1918 was a historic day in Parliament as it saw the first female MP take her seat in the House of Commons – Lady Nancy Astor. Nancy Astor was not in fact the first MP to be elected, that milestone went to Constance Markievicz who as an Irish Republican followed the Sinn Féin policy of abstention and didn’t take her seat.

Exactly one hundred years later on Wednesday 21 November 2018 women made political history once again – as for the very first time the number of women in Parliament outnumbered the men