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To mark the 100th anniversary of the first votes for women, a blue plaque honouring Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of the non-violent suffragists, has been unveiled by Labour’s Anne Campbell, Cambridge’s first female MP.

Millicent Garrett Fawcett worked tirelessly for over sixty years for the cause of women’s suffrage. She was a strong believer in women’s education and equal citizenship and she also opposed torture, child abuse, unfair marriage laws and factory acts. Her blue  plaque will be situated at 18 Brookside, her home for many years.

Cambridge’s Labour-run city council is proud to have worked with local groups, museums, libraries, trade unionists and Cambridge women’s colleges to mark this important centenary with a lively programme of events, including commemorative talks, film screenings, an exhibition, a women’s suffrage walk, banner-making and a suffrage tour of Newnham College.