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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Nancy Astor

Photo: Hayley Gibbs

Sculptor: Hayley Gibbs (b. 1987)

Founder: Bronze Age London

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: 28 November 2019 by former Prime Minister Theresa May

Nancy Astor

Nancy Witcher Astor CH (Viscountess) (1879–1964), an American-born British politician, who was the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons. She was elected MP for Plymouth Sutton in November 1919 and held the seat until 1945. The statue was publicly funded and presented by Plymouth Women in Business and the Astor 100 – Project to celebrate 100 years of women in parliament.

This is the first public sculpture by female sculptor, Hayley Gibbs.

Location: Plymouth Hoe, Devon.