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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis Conservative, Banbury

What plans the Government has to use the centenary of Nancy Astor’s election to Parliament to encourage more women to stand for public office.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister without Portfolio , Party Chair, Conservative Party

Everyone in this house owes a great debt to Nancy Astor. As the first woman to take her seat in the Commons in December 1919, she forged the way for women to take their rightful place in our representative democracy - and I’m proud that she was a Conservative. Since 2018 the government’s suffrage centenary fund has been supporting projects to increase women’s political participation in the years to come

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