Juliet Middleton-Batts

Etch: Heroes

Spring/Summer 2018


The passing of the 1918 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act allowed women to sit in the House of Commons. Nancy Astor was elected in a by-election for Plymouth Sutton and became the first women to take her seat in Parliament in 1919. She arrived in London on 1 December 1919 and a small group of suffragettes met her at Paddington station to mark the event. Although she did not support all the suffragist beliefs, she supported the constituency of all women, and many women’s issues.

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