I was delighted to witness the unveiling of the statue of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett in Parliament Square this week.
Figures reveal that 90% of statues in London are of men, so it’s only right that we do more to honour the contribution of women to our democracy.
Dame Millicent is certainly worthy of a statue. She was a political and union leader, as well as a feminist, intellectual and writer – but is primarily known as a women’s suffrage campaigner.
It was wonderful to see people coming together to celebrate women’s achievements during the unveiling of her statue.