Nancy Astor: first steps towards a better balanced world

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Opening up the electorate in 1918 to some women voters naturally triggered a conversation about female parliamentarians. Under the 1918 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, Nancy Astor was the first female MP to take her seat.

In this talk, Dr Jacqui Turner will reflect on Astor's achievements and how she has become a totem for women and democracy, despite her flaws.



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The National Archives

Bessant Drive

Richmond

TW9 4DU

United Kingdom

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