CAS Consultancy have been appointed by the Mayor of London and partners to deliver a new public monument by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing.
The first statue of a woman to be sited in Parliament Square, the monument will honour the suffrage movement with a bronze statue of Suffragist Dame Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929). Fawcett formed the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in 1897.
The bronze will also acknowledge the contributions of the many other supporters involved in the struggle for universal suffrage. Wearing’s statue will join 11 monuments to statesmen and legislators including Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.
The statue is to be unveiled in early 2018 as part of commemorative events celebrating the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which was the catalyst for all women winning the vote in the UK.