Nancy Astor

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Person.png Nancy Astor   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Nancy Astor.jpg
Born19 May 1879
Died2 May 1964 (Age 84)
Spouse • Robert Gould Shaw II
• Waldorf Astor
Member ofAstor Family, Cliveden Set, Milner Group, Milner Group/Inner Circle, Milner Group/Society of the Elect
The first woman to take her seat in Parliament, a key member of the Cliveden Set

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton

In office
28 November 1919 - 15 June 1945

Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor was a US-born British politician in the early 20th-century. She was a Member of Parliament for many years, and was the first woman to take her seat in Parliament. She was a ​key member of the Cliveden Set.[1]

Historical revisionism

A bronze statue of Lady Astor was installed in Plymouth, near her former family home, in 2019 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her election to Parliament.

Her statue was vandalised with the word "nazi" after George Floyd died. She like many other historical figures have been smeared by the media as a Hitler lover for her pacifism in the 1920s and 1930s and alleged "Antisemitism".

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