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Lady Astor’s White Gloves – February 1924

In reply to my query, “ Did you notice that the Labour women MPs prefer to sit hatless in the House?” a man asked me if I had seen in “to-day’s paper” that Lady Astor appeared with a clean pair … Continue reading

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Private Room in the House – January 1924

To-day my newspaper gives a photograph of the private room set apart in the House of Commons for the use of our eight women members. This places them in a relationship to each other closer than that imposed upon male … Continue reading

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Discussion Between the Sexes – July 1920

(Nancy Astor was the first female MP in the British Parliament, elected in 1919. This is an interesting perspective from Margaret) Among men, it is a common criticism of our first lady MP that she has “chipped in” too much. … Continue reading

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