This year marks the centenary of the first woman to
be elected as a Member of Parliament. Rachel Reeves, author and MP for Leeds West, celebrates this occasion by charting the history of women in Parliament.
Women of Westminster begins with the 1919 election
of Nancy Astor as the first woman MP in the House of Commons, a remarkable feat considering women (and even then, only some women) had been entitled to vote for just over a year.
To shed light on forgotten MPs and the many battles fought by Westminster women, Reeves will be joined by MP for Batley and Spen, Tracy Brabin, and Sky’s political correspondent, Kate McCann.