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6 Days Left for Lady Astor Statue Fundraiser
Less than £16,000 needed to reach target for a statue of Anglo-American, first sitting Female MP Lady Astor

Published on January 24, 2019

There are less than 6 days remaining to help fundraise for a statue of Lady Astor, the American citizen who moved to the UK and became the Houses of Parliament's first sitting female MP.

2019 marks 100 years since Lady Astor was elected as an MP for Plymouth Sutton, on November 28, 1919. As part of the centenery celebrations, a campaign is underway to raise funds for a statue of Lady Astor on Plymouth Hoe, an iconic location in her constituency.

The fundraiser is tantalizingly close to reaching its target of £100,000 - at the time of writing, it's just £15,265 away. With 6 days left to go, if you can, please support this wonderful campaign which seeks to cement (literally), an important moment in history both for the US, UK, the Special Relationship, and the role of women in the Houses of Parliament and British Politics. Speaking in November 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May supported the campaign by saying "I am proud to support this initiative to mark the centenary of Nancy Astor's election with a statue, and hope it will inspire new generations of women and girls to play their full part in our democracy." It's also a great chance to celebrate the inspiring contribution that Americans have made over the years to the UK.

To donate to the Fundraiser, click here or go to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/lady-astor-statue-100-campaign


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