Henry Fawcett (1833-1884) was blinded in a shooting accident aged 25. He was elected Liberal MP for first Brighton and later Hackney from 1865. Always a supporter of votes for women, Henry Fawcett supported John Stuart Mill in the first debate on votes for women in the House of Commons in 1867. Henry Fawcett married Millicent Garrett in 1867 and she acted as his eyes in Parliament until his death.
Henry Fawcett MP
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