'Suffragettes' by Carol Clarke and Jennifer Thomas on behalf of Ladock Women's Institute

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'Suffragettes' by Carol Clarke and Jennifer Thomas on behalf of Ladock Women's Institute

'Suffragettes' by Carol Clarke and Jennifer Thomas on behalf of Ladock Women's Institute
The beginning of WW1 saw the end of the Suffragettes' militant behaviour as women's place in society changed by necessity - they joined the workforce!
The Representation of the People Act in 1918 gave women the right to vote for the first time. However, the legislation did not give all women the right to vote. Only those who were over 30 and home owners were eligible to head to the ballot box. While it included around 8.4 million women, it excluded many of the working class who were only guaranteed a vote a decade later with the Second Representation of the People Act in July 1928.
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