Nancy, Lady Astor

Who was Nancy Astor? - CBBC Newsround

A native Virginian.

First seated female MP of the British House of Commons. Second elected.

That’s it. The fact that the first (in/famous), unlikely-to-suffer-fools, female MP to take her seat in Britain’s ancient, traditional Parliament, was born in Danville. Took her seat as MP 1 December 1919.

Copyright BBC, New York Times, Off the Porch History 2020

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