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Nancy Astor: Centenary of Election

Part of Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – in the House of Commons on 24th April 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

Two years ago, we celebrated 50 years since Winnie Ewing was elected to the House of Commons; perhaps that should be reflected here. I do not know what the Government would do to celebrate Nancy Astor that they would not do to celebrate Constance Markievicz, who was the first woman to be elected to Parliament. The Scottish Government recently held a consultation on electoral reform that specifically included ways to improve gender and minority representation. Will this Government do the same thing and bring forward real proposals?