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Standing for parliament

Christabel Pankhurst was a candidate in the 1918 general election after women had been granted the right to enter Parliament by the Eligibility of Women Act. Christabel stood for the Women's Party, an offspring of the WSPU, but she was not elected. In 1919 Nancy Astor became the first woman MP, for Plymouth Sutton.


Christabel Pankhurst campaigning in Manchester in 1903