A guest post from UK Vote 100 volunteer Oonagh Gay to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the election of Nancy Astor. This November we are celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the election of Nancy Astor as the first woman … Continue reading Bessie Le Cras – counting agent for Nancy Astor
We are delighted to present this guest blog on Selina Cooper, a working class suffragist from Lancashire, who became an influential speaker and organiser for the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in the years before the First World War. … Continue reading Selina Cooper: The Story of a Working Class Suffragist
The centenary of the 1918 general election in December 2018 was marked by some new research into the seventeen women candidates. Our very own Vote 100 volunteer Robin Fell looked into some of the contemporary press coverage for this guest … Continue reading Making a stand: Women candidates at the 1918 General Election
A Vote100 blog by Bernadette Cahill I traveled specially to Britain in February 2018 to help commemorate the hundred years since women won the vote in 1918, make a new source public and reveal a unique living connection with the … Continue reading “I am here today under the auspices of the Women’s Freedom League”
As part of our Women and Parliament blog series to mark the centenary of the first women gaining the vote in 1918, this week we hear from Assistant Editor of the Commons 1640-1660 project, Dr Vivienne Larminie. She describes a seventeenth century satirical pamphlet about a fictitious women’s parliamentary meeting and explains how women interacted […] via Women Petitioners and The Parlament of Women — The History of Parliament Continue reading Women Petitioners and The Parlament of Women — The History of Parliament
Dr Paul Seaward is one of the editors of the “Voice & Vote guidebook” to accompany the UK Parliament Vote 100 project‘s landmark exhibition in Westminster Hall. In today’s blog he explains the contents of the book, who contributed to it and where you can get one… Last week we were delighted to celebrate with the […] via Voice and Vote: Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women – a guidebook — The History of Parliament Continue reading Voice and Vote: Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women – a guidebook — The History of Parliament
Here at Vote 100 we’re really looking forward to all the great new books on women’s suffrage which are coming out for the centenary. We were delighted last year to reveal the cover image and extracts from ‘Things a Bright … Continue reading Exclusive! Extracts from ‘Rise Up, Women!’ by Diane Atkinson
Women MPs and House of Commons Select Committees Following the appointment of Harriet Harman as chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Vote 100’s Oonagh Gay investigates the history of women MPs chairing Select Committees and finds some surprising … Continue reading 1957 – A glass ceiling shattered!
Winifred Margaret ‘Winnie’ Ewing MP and the Ewing political dynasty Elected for the Scottish National Party in Hamilton in a by-election on 2 November 1967, Winnie Ewing was the first SNP woman MP. Winnie Ewing was the second MP to … Continue reading 50 years of SNP women in Parliament
We are very pleased to have another blog from Peter Barratt, great grandson of suffragette Alice Hawkins. Peter has been bringing her amazing story to life through talks and, this summer, performances at Edinburgh Festival. Now he gives us an … Continue reading A statue of suffragette Alice Hawkins – we’re almost there!