Join us as we celebrate 100 years of votes for women
On 6th February 1918 the UK Parliament passed the ‘Representation of the People Act’, which granted voting rights to (some) British women for the first time.
This marked a turning point in British history. Women had previously been prevented from participating in democracy in any meaningful way – the complexities of politics were either considered irrelevant to women or beyond their comprehension, so decision making was limited to the realm of men. Hard to believe, right?
Of course, many women of the time also objected to this blatant discrimination and committed their lives to the fight for electoral equality. It is these women that Centenary Cities Nottingham intends to celebrate, one hundred years since their efforts first bore fruit.
Alongside six other UK cities with unique histories of women’s suffrage, Nottingham will be hosting events and activities throughout 2018, honouring these brave campaigners and rejoicing in the voting rights that we still enjoy today.
We want as many people as possible to join in the party – including you! Why not take a look around our website to find out how you can show your #SupportForSuffrage? You could…
- Sign up to receive updates from Centenary Cities Nottingham
- Find an event to attend on our Calendar
- Discover how our friends and partners are celebrating the centenary via our Blog
- Visit our Get Involved! page for the latest opportunities to get stuck in!
- Add our Twibbon to your profile picture and follow us on Facebook and Twitter
- Register to vote!
Any questions, just get in touch! In the meantime, we’ll let Mrs Banks have the last word…