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PGR student Neema Begum to participate in House of Commons event

6 February 2018

'Intersectional Suffrage: A focus on the women that didn't get the vote in 1918'.

2018 marks the centenary of the first women in the UK being allowed to vote. The 1918 Representation of the People Act allowed women over the age of 30 to vote provided they were university graduates, had certain property rights, or were married to men who had certain property rights. Ten years later, the 1928 Representation of the People Act provided electoral equality, allowing all women over the age of 21 to vote, regardless of property rights.

Join us on the 20th of February as we learn more about the women who were denied the vote in 1918 and to explore current voting behaviour and political representation across class, gender, and ethnic divides in 2018.

Date: Tue 20 February 2018

Time: 18:30 – 20:00 GMT

Location: Committee Room 12, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA


Cllr Abena Oppong Asare - London Borough of Bexley and Labour Women's Network
Neema Begum - PhD Researcher (Ethnicity and Voting Behaviour), University of Bristol
Rachael Gibbons - Programme Lead (Working Class Heroes), RECLAIM Project

Chair: Fahmida Rahman (WebRoots Democracy)

Further speakers to be announced.

Spaces are limited and your name will need to be on the guestlist in order to attend.  So please register for a ticket here:

*Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event to allow time to pass through security at the Cromwell Green entrance.*

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