We speak to Gillian Wearing about making the first statue of a woman in Parliament square

By Bryony Stone

There might be a woman at Number 10 – for now at least – but the green of Parliament Square, arguably the UK’s most politically loaded public space, remains male dominated. Why? Well, take an eye to the nine statues on the green: Sir Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, the Earl of Derby, Lord Palmerston, Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi – and you’ll find an all male cast.

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