Lilian celebrates right to vote to mark centenary of women’s suffrage
To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, passed on 6 February 1918, giving some women the right to vote in the UK for the first time, Lilian is encouraging women to celebrate their right to vote.
Lilian celebrated her right to vote, 100 years on from women first getting the right, and called on women across Nottingham South to join her for the anniversary by posting pictures of them saying ‘I vote’.
Celebrations to mark the centenary will be taking place across the UK on Tuesday, 6 February.
Electoral Commission research has found:
- Three quarters of women say they always vote at general elections.
- 2 in 3 women were motivated to vote by civic responsibility at the 2017 Parliamentary general election.
- Women were four times more likely than men to say that ‘people fought to win them the right to vote’ as a motivation for casting their ballot.
Lilian said "100 years ago *some* women first gained the right to vote - a vital step on the road to equality but we aren’t there yet! Women’s voices need to be heard. Celebrate today - register to vote!"
Visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk/get-involved/centenary-of-womens-suffrage for more information.