Conservative Women

This blog is going to run a series of short articles about influential Conservative women. Some of the women are obvious — Margaret Thatcher, Nancy Astor — but others perhaps less so.

Here’s a list of the women who have been suggested for inclusion:

Margaret Thatcher
Nancy Astor
Janet Young
Emmeline Pankhurst
Elsie Bowerman
Sara Morrison
Mary Whitehouse

I don’t agree with the politics of all these women.  Some of them held opinions which seem strange and outdated. A few of their views were downright wrong. But they all broke barriers and they all contributed to the debate.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?


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Moderate Tory, Liberal Feminist. Based in the UK.
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One Response to Conservative Women

  1. It depends if you want to focus on only the UK, or if you are interested in looking at small-c non-British women. What about someone like Sarah Palin, or Michelle Bachmann? I find them pretty scary but it would be interesting to consider the nature of the criticism against them.

    It might be interesting to look at non-political figures too like Rebekah Brooks and Amanda Platell?

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