Tagged as votes for women

Five reforms still needed to ensure women are fairly represented in politics

The Representation of the People Act 1918 was undoubtedly a significant step forward for women’s rights and democracy. It gave the to vote to around 8.5 million women previously disenfranchised and abolished almost all property restrictions on men. One hundred years later and both men and women UK residents aged 18 and over are entitled to cast their vote on polling day.  While this is significant progress […]

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100 years on, 100% of women should be able to claim their vote

Ahead of celebrations to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, passed on 6 February 1918, giving some women the right to vote in the UK for the first time, the Electoral Commission has called for action to be taken to break down barriers to voting that still remain for some women.

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Celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage

Ahead of celebrations to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, passed on 6th February 1918, giving some women the right to vote in the UK for the first time, we’ve asked women at the Commission to share their thoughts on the anniversary. Click below to read the full Electoral Commission blog:

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