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Nancy Astor: the first woman to sit in the House of Commons 1919-1945

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Published on Feb 16, 2016

On 28 November 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as MP for Plymouth Sutton. She took her seat on 1 December 1919 and gave her maiden speech on 24 February 1920. Astor served continuously until she stepped down in 1945, having retained her seat through five general elections. This film gives an insight into her interests and achievements and includes first-hand accounts from those who knew her.

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