Portrait relief of Lady Nancy Astor
Nancy Astor won seven elections between 1919 and 1935, retiring from Parliament in 1945. The MP who replaced her was also a woman, Lucy Middleton, who held the seat until 1951 when Astor's son Jakie became the MP.
Download our leaflet Nancy Astor: the First Woman to Take her Seat in the House of Commons and watch our YouTube video on Nancy Astor. Produced in partnership with Dr Jacqui Turner from the University of Reading Department of History, and the University of Reading Special Collections.
Portrait relief of Lady Nancy Astor (1879-1964) First woman to sit in parliament Dec 1st 1919 Represented Sutton Division of Plymouth 1919-1945