Welcome to our Curator’s Blog! We are UK Parliament’s Vote 100 Exhibition Project, celebrating 100 years of the vote in 2018.
In 2018, Parliament will celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave all men and some women the vote for the first time. It is also the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 which allowed women to become MPs, and the December 1918 general election at which women voted and stood for the first time. And it’s the 60th anniversary of the Life Peerages Act 1958 which allowed women to sit in the House of Lords.
Vote 100 is Parliament’s project to mark these anniversaries – a four year programme of activities starting in 2015 and culminating with a major public exhibition in 2018 in Westminster Hall.
This is our curator’s blog, where we will post about the project as it progresses, as well as share research by us and guest bloggers on the subject of Parliament, women, gender and politics. Do check back regularly for updates and follow us on Twitter.
For more about the project and our work, please see our pages on the Parliament website: http://www.parliament.uk/vote100