Women’s Suffrage Centenary 2018
100 years ago today, the Representation Of The People Act (CLICK HERE) was passed, enabling men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. This paved the way for universal suffrage 10 years later. This achievement was not reached lightly, it was hard won, and many, many women before us sacrificed much to reach this milestone in the fight for democratic equality.
Jeremy Corbyn (CLICK HERE) cites Mary Wollstoncraft (pictured above) as one of his heroes (CLICK HERE to see video; there is a longer version, but I can’t seem to find it on the BBC or Youtube etc), a worthy candidate indeed. Living her unconventional life in the 18th Century was not without it’s risks, but Mary was independently minded and courageous. If you are unfamiliar with Mary Wollstonecraft check out this amazing woman on Wikipedia (CLICK HERE).
It was also great news to hear that Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour in government would Pardon & make an Official Apology to Suffragettes (CLICK HERE-VIDEO INCLUDED). Labour as a party is moving forward and leading the way on progression of equality for women and all other so-called ‘Diversity’ groups of people.
Our Clwyd South Women’s Forum will be meeting on Wednesday 21st February to plan some celebratory events. A notice will be going out shortly. Please contact Clwyd South Labour Party via the Website (CLICK HERE) or the Facebook page (CLICK HERE) for more information.
Clwyd South Women’s Officer
Tuesday 6th February 2018