Celebrating Emmeline Pankhurst

15 July 2013 saw the 155’th anniversary of the birth of Emmeline Pankhurst who became a supporter of the suffragette movement at the age of eight, and went on to become its leader. Her contribution to British life is commemorated by a statue to her in Victoria Tower Gardens, the public park adjacent to the Palace of Westminster and a very appropriate location.

This year the Conservative Muslim Forum joined with the Conservative Womens Organisation in celebrating her anniversary.

Pictured from left to right are:

  • Shaheen Mahmood,CMF Administrator;
  • Dr Helen Pankhurst, Emmeline Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter, holding the wreath;
  • Sarah Newton, MP for Truro & Falmouth and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.

A number of other women also attended the commemoration, and Lord Sheikh, Chairman of the CMF gave a short address, pictured below.


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