Statue unveiled to Milicent Fawcett
This will be the first of the statues in that square to commemorate a woman, so it is very appropriate that it should a statue of one of the leading campaigners who argued that women should be able to vote, and that one of those taking part in the ceremony, a hundred years after the first women won that right, by a woman Prime Minister.
Here is a quote from Theresa May on the subject of Millicent Fawcett's struggle.
The PM also said earlier today:
"I would not be here today as Prime Minister, no female MPs would have taken their seats in Parliament, none of us would have the rights and protections we now enjoy, were it not for Millicent Fawcett. It is an honour to be unveiling her statue in Parliament Square later today."
Dame Millicent Fawcett was