Vote 100: Parliament launches celebration of 100 years of the vote in 2018
The suffragette flag has today been flying over Portcullis House, as the Houses of Parliament officially launches Vote 100 – a year-long programme of events celebrating a century of women’s voices in Parliament.
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- 100 years since women first had the right to stand as an MP
- 100 years since the 1918 election, the first where all men over 21 and some women over 30 had the vote
- 100 years since the election of the first female MP
- 90 years since women first had the same electoral rights as men
- 60 years since the creation of life peerages allowing women to sit in the House of Lords
For more on the project, visit the Vote 100 website.
(Images: Suffragette flag flying over Portcullis House 14/07/17. Copyright Notice: © UK Parliament/ Mark Duffy; Women MPs on the House of Commons Terrace, 4 November 1931 Back row, left to right: Viscountess Astor, Helen Shaw, Mavis Tate, Thelma Cazalet, Sarah Ward, Ida Copeland, Florence Horsburgh Front row, left to right: Norah Runge, Gwendolyn Countess of Iveagh, Katherine Duchess of Atholl, Irene Ward, Mary Pickford, Copyright Notice: © Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/RO/1/188; ‘Emmeline Pankhurst’ by John H. F. Bacon, chalk on paper, c.1908, Copyright Notice: © Parliamentary Art Collection WOA 5438)