Candidates: Females:Written question - 909772


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Asked on: 13 March 2019
Cabinet Office
Candidates: Females
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.
Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 13 March 2019

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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