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100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

Updated Friday, 14 December 2018
2018 marked the centenary of the 1918 General Election which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time ever. Explore suffrage and women's history here...

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On February 6th 1918, The Representation of the People Act gave the vote to women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. On the 14th December 1918, 8.5 million women voted for the first time in a General Election. To celebrate this historic event we've made a short film on two remarkable suffragettes, Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson. Check out their incredible story below then dig deeper into our resources on suffragettes, women's history and feminism. 

Endell Street: A Suffragette Story



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