Who would be a woman in politics?

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Who would be a woman in politics?

Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones. Or so said Nancy Astor, who certainly should have known: as the first female MP to take a seat in the House of Commons, Samantha Cameron's step great-grandmother surely expected to meet her share of resistance. But one wonders how surprised she might have been to discover that 95 years later, despite having achieved critical mass in parliament, women in Westminster are still fighting on so many fronts to be treated as equals.

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