June Purvis and Diana Meale respond to the plan to move a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst from its present position near parliamentThe proposal, however well-intended, to move Emmeline Pankhurst’s statue from its current location in Victoria Tower Gardens to the private Regent’s University in London must be stopped (Campaigners oppose plan to move statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, 18 August).

This statue was erected in the Gardens by subscription from former suffragettes in 1930, and when moved to its present site, a promise was made by the Ministry of Works that it would not be moved again. Its historic importance is well known and must be honoured.

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