2018 REFLECTIONS ON WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN THE UK

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January is a time for looking forward to the new year ahead. It is also a time for reflection to the year that has passed. For me, 2018 proved interesting for many reasons, not least for being the hundredth anniversary of some women gaining the voting franchise in the UK—through the passage of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918. Numerous events and celebrations were held throughout the year to mark this momentous shift for women. The centenary brought to light again the whole issue of women’s rights to equality and the forward moves that have been made in the UK since 1918.

Having grown up experiencing the hippy seventies, and having worked all my adult life in a professional capacity alongside other women, it is hard to believe that just over fifty years before this time, women had few rights at all. On a personal note, I realised that…

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