Suffrage Centennials in other places, like the UK!

December 12, 2018 marks 100 years since women first voted in a general election in the UK. Sara at HistoricNewspapers in the UK reached out to tell us about their new timeline and chart that puts a perspective on a selection of countries and how long it took to grant voting rights.

Elizabeth Crawford in the UK has been blogging over the past few years as she has in her possession valuable primary documents from the votes for women movement. She says in a recent posting:

Suffrage Stories: The First Women General Election Candidates, 1918: Winifred Carney

by womanandhersphere

21 November 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, by which women were for the first time able to stand for election as members of Parliament.

It was only earlier in the year, on 6 February, that some women (over 30 and fulfilling a small property qualification) had at long last been granted the parliamentary vote and now, as the Great War had come to an end, women actually had the prospect of sitting in the House of Commons.

Crawford’s recent posting is about 1918 when women took advantage of the opening by running for office. Her work is fascinating and well worth following. Crawford purchases suffrage materials and memorabilia.

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