Suffragettes100: Names of Hampstead and Golders Green campaigners to feature on Millicent Fawcett statue
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Eva Gore-Booth, Esther Roper and Mary Macarthur are set to feature.
Two Hampstead suffragettes and another from Golders Green are set to be included on the new statue of Millicent Fawcett, which is set to be unveiled later this year.
The statue, in Parliament Square, will be the first-ever monument to a woman to stand within the area. It will mark the work of campaigners in getting women the right to vote.
Esther Roper, and Eva Gore-Booth, who are both buried in Hampstead Parish Church will feature on the statue. Both were part of the Manchester suffrage movement, and Miss Gore-Booth was the younger sister of the Countess Markievicz, the first women to be elected to Parliament.
Mary Macarthur, who lived at 42 Woodstock Road in Golders Green, will also feature. Born in Ayr, Scotland, she was the general secretary of the Women’s Trade Union League. She unsuccessfully stood for Parliament in 1919, in Stourbridge in the West Midlands.
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In 2017 she was honoured with her own blue plaque on her former house.
Sadiq Khan made the announcement earlier today, on the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the right to vote,
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The Mayor of London revealed the names of 59 women and men who will feature on the statue.
Artist Gillian Wearing, who is the sculptor behind the statue, said: “I am delighted to reveal the names of the women and men who will feature on the plinth of Millicent Fawcett’s statue. These were all incredible people and by honouring them in Parliament Square, I believe they will continue to inspire generations to come.”