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Should there be more statues of famous women?

Pankhurst statue in London

There are around 640 listed statues around the UK celebrating animals, famous events and people.

But of the 573 statues which are of people only 15 percent of them are of women, like this one of the women's rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst.

Over half of the female figures are of famous royal likes Queen Victoria, followed by characters from Roman and Greek mythology.

We asked if you think that there should be more statues made of famous women.

Here are some of your comments:

"I think any medallist in the Paralympics who's done something inspirational should get a statue of themselves!!"

Natalie, England

"I think there should be a statue of Jessica Ennis because she is a good role model to young children and she is also fantastic at the heptathlon!!!"

Joe, Essex, England

"I think there should be a statue of P L Travers, the writer of Mary Poppins and Julie Andrews who played her in the film."

Edward, Manchester, England

"I think that Alice Hamilton, M.D should have her own statue because she was the first woman professor, she identified poisons and brought attention to lead poisoning as a health hazard."

Orla , Southampton, England

"I think there should be a statue of Beth Tweedle because she has done amazing in the Olympics."

Holly, Merseyside, England

"I think Olave Baden-Powell should have a statue because without her girls wouldn't have the right to do Scouting and I probably wouldn't be able to go to Scouts."

Amber, Essex, England

"I think there should be a statue of Sue Barker next to Wimbledon!"

Maddy, Northampton, England

"I think there should be a statue for Enid Blyton in Dorset as she wrote a lot of good books for children and is still popular today. Dorset was one of her favourite places to stay."

Fiona, Portsmouth, England

"I would like Florence Nightingale to be a statue because she was a nurse at battle!"

Frey, Lancashire, England

"I think there should be more statues of women because women are just as good as men. There should be a statue of Lady Gaga because she's nearly as popular as the Queen!"

Holly, Liverpool, England

"I think there should be a statue of Jacqueline Wilson holding her favourite book."

Laura, Yorkshire, England

"I believe that J.K Rowling should get a statue because she is one of the best female writers and has inspired millions."

James, Northampton, England

"I think there should be a statue of Mary Seacole because she helped a lot of people in the Crimean war!"

Sofia, Chester, England

"I think that there should be statues of every Queen."

Jayden, Southampton, England