'Women of Westminster: The MPs who changed politics' by Rachel Reeves MP

8 Jul 2019, 18:30 - 19:30

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall, London SW1A 0AA

'Women of Westminster' book cover

The Parliamentary Archives invites you to celebrate the achievements that have been pioneered by the 492 women MPs to have been elected so far - both individually and collectively.

Rachel Reeves MP will talk through the highlights of 100 years of women in the House of Commons, since Nancy Astor became the first woman MP to take her seat in 1919.

Based on historical and archival research, as well as interviews with women MPs past and present, this talk brings to life the stories of these brilliant women. Some of them like Shirley Williams, Barbara Castle and Margaret Thatcher are household names. But too many have been largely forgotten like Eleanor Rathbone, Mavis Tate and Jo Richardson.

The talk is free but you must register to attend.

Please note that you will have to go through airport-style security to gain entrance. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the start of the event. At busy times there is often a queue.

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