Call for woman to be fea­tured on £50 note

The Daily Telegraph - - News - By Kate Mccann SE­NIOR PO­LIT­I­CAL COR­RE­SPON­DENT

CAM­PAIGN­ERS have be­gun the quest to en­sure a woman is fea­tured on the new poly­mer £50 af­ter Trea­sury min­is­ters con­firmed it will not be scrapped,

The Daily Tele­graph can re­veal. Min­is­ters are pre­par­ing to give the go-ahead to the new poly­mer notes, which will in­clude new tech­nol­ogy mak­ing them more dif­fi­cult to forge.

Cam­paign­ers have al­ready be­gun list­ing pos­si­ble fig­ure­heads to in­clude on the note and the Bank of Eng­land is set to launch a new com­mit­tee to de­cide the win­ner in the com­ing months.

Wes Street­ing, a Labour MP and mem­ber of the Trea­sury se­lect com­mit­tee, said Mary Sea­cole should be fea­tured on the new note.

Mr Street­ing told The Tele­graph: “Mary Sea­cole’s achieve­ments are too of­ten over­looked in his­tory and yet what she did for sol­diers in the Crimean War was a act of great hero­ism which led to her be­ing voted the great­est black Bri­ton.”

The fi­nal de­ci­sion the new note will be taken by Mark Car­ney, the Gover­nor of the Bank.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.