Nancy Astor

Astor, Nancy (b. Nancy Witcher Langhorne)

(1879–1964) Viscountess, politician; born in Danville, Va. In 1906 she married the 2nd Viscount Astor, to whose seat in Britain's Parliament she succeeded (Conservative, 1919–45). The first woman to sit in the House of Commons, she promoted temperance and women's rights and wrote an early autobiography, My Two Countries (1923).
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Constance Markievicz became the first woman to be elected an MP in 1918, but because she was a Shinner she wouldn't enter Parliament - so the honour of being the first woman MP in the House went to Tory Nancy Astor a year later.
1920: American-born Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons following her election as an MP two months earlier.
1920 - Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons.
1920: Americanborn Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons following her election as an MP two months earlier.
1920: American-born Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons, following her election as an MP two months earlier.
Women had to wait another year until American-born Viscountess Nancy Astor was elected to Parliament as the Conservative MP for the Sutton district of Plymouth - a post she went on to hold until 1945.
Starting with Nancy Astor, the first female MP to take her seat at Westminster, the book will look at how women from all political parties have shaped policy in both government and opposition.
The first woman who did was Nancy Astor for the Conservative party in 1919.
VISCOUNTESS Nancy Astor became the first female MP.
She quoted Nancy Astor, the first female MP to take her seat, saying: "Finally, I paraphrase Nancy Astor: I will miss the House, but I will miss the House more than the House will miss me.
When Lady Nancy Astor said: "If I were your wife I'd put poison in your coffee.
In 1964, American-born Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, the first woman to serve in the British Parliament, died in Lincolnshire, England, at age 84.