Thursday, 26 July 2018

Voice and Vote: Women's Place in Parliament

2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 extended the right to vote to all men over 21 and the first women, and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 allowed women to become MPs. It is also 90 years since the Equal Franchise Act 1928 gave all men and women over 21 the right to vote. To mark this, the ‘Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament’ exhibition is currently open to the public free of charge in Westminster Hall. The exhibition tells the story of women in Parliament over the last 200 years and the many brave people who fought for democratic equality. It also encourages people of all ages to get involved with politics today and have their say. 

In this very important year, I would encourage you to go and see this excellent exhibition. If you’re visiting London over the next few months, it is definitely worth a visit!