Alison Roberta Noble Neilans

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Alison Roberta Noble Neilans (1884–17 July 1942) was an English suffragette. She was imprisoned three times for her activities; twice, for one month each occurrence, in 1908 and once, for three months, in 1909. Her third prison sentence was for pouring liquid into ballot boxes at a local by-election. Neilans was a member of the executive committee of the Women's Freedom League, a member of the Church League for Women's Suffrage and the East London Federation of Suffragettes, where she worked with Sylvia Pankhurst. She was also a member of the board of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.


  • Mrs Chapman Gets 7 Months: Miss Neilans Also Sentenced for Disturbance at Polls, New York Times, 24 November 1909 
  • Alison R. Neilans; Secretary of Moral and Social Hygiene Group Dies in London, New York Times, July 21, 1942 
  • Law, Cheryl (2000), Women, a modern political dictionary, London: I.B. Tauris, ISBN 1-86064-502-X 
  • Crawford, Elizabeth B. (2001), The women's suffrage movement: a reference guide, 1866-1928, New York: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-23926-5