Margaret Ashton
(1856-1937)

Died aged c. 81

Margaret Ashton (19 January 1856 – 15 October 1937) was an English suffragist, local politician, pacifist and philanthropist, and the first woman City Councillor for Manchester.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Photo of Margaret Ashton black plaque
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Margaret Ashton 1856-1937 Manchester's first female councillor lived and died in this house

12 Kingston Road, Didsbury, Manchester, United Kingdom where she was