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100 Years of Women’s Votes (incorporating local women of note.)

Monday, 05 March 2018 12:00

Celebrating 100 years since the start of womens right to vote.  with Joan Marsden, Joyce Westwell, Susan Elderfield & Sheila Roberts

The Representation of the People Act 1918 was an Act of Parliament passed to reform the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland. It is sometimes known as the Fourth Reform Act. This act was the first to include all men over 21 years old in the political system, but only women over 30 who held £5 of property, or had husbands who did. It extended the franchise by 5.6 million men and 8.4 million women, and legislated a number of new practices in elections, including making residency in a specific constituency the basis of the right to vote, institutionalising the first-past-the-post method of election and rejecting proportional representation.


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  • From Monday, 05 March 2018 12:00 to Tuesday, 01 May 2018 12:00
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