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Emmeline Pankhurst statue gets UK government backing

The Guardian featured an article on Suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, joining Queen Victoria among Manchester city centre’s otherwise all-male civic monuments with her own statue to be unveiled in December 2018.

The government is to help fund a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester, UK, the city’s first monument to a woman in more than 100 years. The statue of the suffragette leader, who came from the city’s Moss Side neighbourhood, will be unveiled on 14 December 2018 to mark 100 years since women first voted in a UK general election. Campaigners said the landmark would go some way to redressing the gender balance of statues in Manchester city centre, where 16 of 17 civic monuments are of men. The Our Emmeline statue will be the first of a woman in Manchester since a giant one of Queen Victoria was unveiled in 1901.


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