The Terrible Treatment of the First Female Member of Parliament in the U.K. and the Person Who Technically Holds the Record for Being the First Female Member of Parliament in the U.K.

When Nancy Astor became the first female member of parliament in the British House of Commons, many members wouldn’t speak to her, in fact Winston Churchill didn’t speak to her for the entire first year she was there as he was appalled at the idea of a woman serving in office. Astor took office in 1919, but technically the first female member of parliament was Constance Markievicz in 1918. Markievicz however never actually took her seat as she was a member of Sinn Fein which was an Irish politic...

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