Edith New was an influential suffragette born and raised in Swindon, Wiltshire in the UK. This blog is part of a project called Swindon Suffragette which aims to share her history and achievements with residents of Swindon and beyond. We have already held a series of celebratory events and are in the process of planning events for 2018 which is the centenary of the parliamentary act which allowed (some) women to vote for the first time.