Labour MPs link arms with Women of Steel statue during visit to Sheffield

Yvette Cooper MP and Harriet Harman MP at the Women of Steel statue (s)

Yvette Cooper MP and Harriet Harman MP at the Women of Steel statue (s)

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Sheffield's famous Women of Steel statue was visited by two leading female politicians yesterday evening.

Yvette Cooper MP joined Harriet Harman MP in Sheffield yesterday to help promote her new book 'A Woman's Work'.

During the visit, the Labour politicians decided to stop for a quick photo opportunity with Sheffield's historic Women of Steel statue at Barker's Pool.

Posting on Twitter, Yvetter Cooper said: "Great evening in #Sheffield with @HarrietHarman talking about her book "A Woman's Work" and (of course) paying tribute to #WomenOfSteel"

The politicians are pictured linking arms with the Women of Steel in a post which has been liked almost 400 times.

The statue is dedicated to the women who worked in Sheffield's steelworks during both world wars.

An incredible £160,000 was raised during a fundraising campaign to pay for the bronze sculpture, which was unveiled in June last year.

Ms Harman, one of politics' most prominent champion for women's rights, is currently promoting her new book 'A Woman's Work'.

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