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Who was the first woman MP in UK parliament and who was the first woman to take her seat?

asked in women, politics

vultan answers:

"Countess Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to the House of Commons, in 1918. However she did not take her seat, in protest against Britain’s policy in Ireland. The first woman to be elected and take her seat was Viscountess Nancy Astor in 1919."


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