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Emmeline Pankhurst's granddaughter leads parliament rally for women's rights

Representatives of women's rights groups rally Parliament,106 years after Emmeline Pankhurst lobbied to gain the vote for women. Credit: PA

More than 200 representatives of women's rights groups dressed in period costume today to lobby Parliament into urgent action for female equality, 106 years after British Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst lobbied MPs for the vote for women.

Feminists, including the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst (third from left) dressed in period costume today to lobby parliament. Credit: PA

Led by the iconic suffragette's granddaughter, Dr Helen Pankhurst, the group marched to Parliament Square for a mass lobby of parliament on women’s rights.

Dr Pankhurst said: "Politicians and other leaders can and must do more to tackle the serious injustices against women that persist – and the human rights violations that they contribute to – and that continue to thwart our potential as a society."

Dr Helen Pankhurst (middle centre) led more than 200 people to urge the Government to act for women's equality. Credit: PA

Speakers at the event, organised by UK Feminista, include MPs Yvette Cooper, Caroline Lucas and Amber Rudd.