Millicent Fawcett to be first woman statue in Parliament Square

The suffragist Dame Millicent Fawcett is to be the first woman to be honoured with a statue in Parliament Square, the prime minister has announced.

The equal rights campaigner who dedicated her life to getting the women's vote, will stand alongside Sir Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela.

Theresa May said Dame Millicent "continues to inspire the battle against the injustices of today".

All 11 statues in the central London square are currently men.

Dame Margaret Beckett MP Longest Serving Female MP of All Time.

On 24 March 2017, Dame Margaret Beckett MP became the longest serving female MP of all time. Altogether Rt Honourable Margaret Beckett MP has , served for 38 years and 128 days, in two separate periods

Mrs, Miss, Ms - East Staffordshire Borough Council may drop "outdated" terms of address

A councillor has criticised "outdated" rules which say that female representatives must be called Mrs or Miss alongside their elected title.

Deneice Florence-Jukes, a Conservative councillor for Horninglow on East Staffordshire Borough Council, has put forward a motion to get rid of an "outdated" rule which is nearly 250 years old.

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