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One hundred years since the Representation of the People Act, women marched through Britain’s cities

It was a celebration of progress and a reminder that more must still be done

By Dawn Starin  

Photo: Dawn Starin

Tens of thousands of women across the UK marched through the streets of London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh on 10th June to mark 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act gave some women (those over 30 who were householders or married to householders, owners of property worth more than £5, or graduates voting in a university constituency) the vote. It would still be another 10 years until the act was amended and equal suffrage between men and women was established.

The marchers, some…

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