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Representation in Parliament: The Reality

With two times the number of men than women in Parliament, the question has been raised as to whether we should implement a quota of female MPs. 708 more words


Millicent Garrett Fawcett

There is a lot of talk of Millicent at the moment, as she’s set to be the first woman to have a statue in Parliament Square. 821 more words


Votes For Women...er Wrong Centenary

I am bewildered by all these women politicians appearing on TV to tell me that it is one hundred years since women got to vote in the so-called United Kingdom. 143 more words

Millicent Fawcett: a hero of Gender Equality

This week has been the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the bill which finally gave women the vote on 6th February 1918. Even then, only women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification were able to vote, which enfranchised only 40 per cent of the total population of women in the UK. 612 more words


Turbulent Londoners: Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1847-1929

Turbulent Londoners is a series of posts about radical individuals in London’s history who contributed to the city’s contentious past, with a particular focus of women, whose contribution to history is often overlooked. 1,348 more words

Turbulent Londoners