WOMEN OF WESTMINSTER: The MPs who changed politics
In conversation with Peter Kyle MP
‘Rachel Reeves is perfectly positioned to tell their story, having experienced the slings and arrows of parliamentary prejudice first-hand.’ Cathy Newman
In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year.
In the past 100 years, 489 women have been elected to Parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable.
In this book, Rachel Reeves brings many forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019. Featuring insightful and honest interviews with leading women, Rachel Reeves MP celebrates the inspirational achievements of women in parliament over the course of the past 100 years.
Rachel Reeves is Labour MP for Leeds West and former Shadow Minister for Work Pensions. Prior to her parliamentary career, she worked as an economist. She is the author of Alice in Westminster: The Political Life of Alice Bacon.
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