Intersectional Suffrage at the House of Commons
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The 1918 Representation of the People's Act giving some women the right to vote in the UK for the first time was no means a wholly successful victory. Women who had no property rights, hadn’t graduated from university or were under 30 weren’t able to mark a ballot at all until 1928. And the suffragettes weren’t exactly known for their intersectionality as a group. At this seminar in Westminster, you’ll learn about the women whose voices were still yet to be heard in 1918 and explore the voting divides in class, gender and ethnicity that can still be seen 100 years later. Find out more here.