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Campaign to have statue of former Plymouth MP Nancy Astor in the city has raised almost £50K

Lady Nancy Astor speaking from the Town Hall in Plymouth after her election. Credit: PA

A campaign to have a statue of former Plymouth MP Nancy Astor in the city has raised almost £50,000.

Lady Astor was the first woman to take her seat in Parliament in 1919.

She served as MP for Plymouth Sutton, fighting for the rights and safety of women and children, education, the people of the city, and equality throughout that time.

Campaigners want to reflect Lady Astor's contribution to Plymouth. Credit: ITV News West Country

The target for the project is £120,000.

£120K
Target for the project.

The deadline has now been extended until the end of January.

You can find more information on the campaign website.