ANNIE KENNEY

Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester
Artist: Denise Dutton

Annie Kenney (1879-1953) was an English working-class suffragette who became a leading figure in the Women’s Social and Political Union. A statued designed by sculptor Denise Dutton, was unveiled outside Oldham Town Hall on 14 December 2018 to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave some British women the right to vote. The sculpture depicts Annie in the Votes for Women sash and ringing a bell, honouring the only working class woman to hold a senior position in the Women's Social and Political Union.