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Constance Markievicz: The First Woman Elected Into The British Parliament by Tgnnews247: 1:47am On Aug 31, 2023
Constance Markievicz also known as Countess and Madame Markievicz, was an Irish politician, revolutionary, suffragist, socialist, and the first woman elected to the British Parliament. She was also elected Minister for Labour in the First Dáil, becoming the first female cabinet minister in Europe. Markievicz She served as a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South constituency from 1921 to 1922 and 1923 to 1927. She was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Dublin St Patrick’s from 1918 to 1922.

Markievicz was one of the founding members of Fianna Éireann and the Irish Citizen Army, she took part in the Easter Rising in 1916, when Irish republicans attempted to end British rule and establish the Irish Republic. On 28 December 1918, she became the first woman elected to the UK House of Commons, but she did not take her seat in accordance with party policy. Instead, she and the other Sinn Féin MPs (as TDs) formed the first Dáil Éireann
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