Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Votes Are Cast! Here Are Your Suggestions: Who Should Have a Statue in Parliament Square…?

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions for new statues in Parliament Square.

Here's part one of our roundup of your best responses…




Paul Richards is among a number of correspondents who identified the lack of Labour Party figures commemorated in Parliament Square…







London Walks guide Karen chimed in on the same topic…

Ramsay Macdonald.  First Labour Prime Minister. He sometimes, as all Prime Ministers do, found the weight of his position arduous. He once said: “If God were to come to me and say, ‘Ramsay, would you rather be a country gentleman than a prime Minister?' I should reply, 'Please God, a country gentleman'”.


In the Political London Podcast (Part 2) Kim makes a case for a Clement Atlee statue in Parliament Square…







London Walks very own Shaughan echoed Kim’s sentiments, simply stating: 


“He was much less glamorous than Churchill, but he got the job done.”


Shaughan himself featured in the nominations!




Thanks Dave!




We’ll round-up more of your nominations tomorrow.





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