Representation of the People Act 1918

12th February 2018

After a busy week representing Mid Norfolk in Parliament, it is always great to head back to the constituency for the weekend to do the ‘bread and butter’ element of the job.

This past Friday, I was in Dereham for an event to commemorate 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918 – watching pupils from Dereham Northgate School parade into the Market Place with placards that read “Votes for Women”, and spending time with them and local volunteers at a specially set-up stall aimed at telling the story of how the Act came into being.

Like many towns across the country, Dereham played its own important role in the campaign for Men and Women’s Suffrage, and it was fantastic to see the youngsters getting involved to remember, and celebrate, such an important part of our democracy’s history.

Representation of the People Act 1918 Event




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