Muriel Matters-Porter blue plaque in Hastings

Muriel Matters-Porter
Adelaide born activist
First woman to 'speak'
in the House of Commons
Lived in this house

Muriel Lilah Matters (12 November 1877 – 17 November 1969) was an Australian born suffragist, lecturer, journalist, educator, actress and elocutionist. Based in Britain from 1905 till her death, Matters is best known for her work on behalf of the Women's Freedom League during the height of the militant struggle to enfranchise women in the United Kingdom.

Source: dbpedia

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