Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended the unveiling of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square.
The statue is of Millicent Fawcett a pioneering suffragist who campaigned for women’s right to vote. It was commissioned as part of this year’s centenary of the Representation of the People Act- which gave some women over the age of 30 the vote.
Caroline Perez launched the campaign after noticing the lack of historical female figures honoured in Parliament Square.
The statue made by Gillian Wearing, is the first statue of a woman to be erected in Parliament Square.
Jess Phillips MP said:
“I have supported this campaign for a long time. It was a proud moment to finally see Carolina Perez’s hard work pay off at the unveiling.”
“The statue is a reminder of all the great achievements made by woman but also reminds us how far we still need to go in achieving rights for women and girls.”