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Margaret Mitchell

100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote

06/02/18 10:06 AM

The first mass petition backing votes for women was presented to Parliament in 1866.

But it took until 6 February 1918 for the law to change for some women, with the Representation of the People Bill, which proposed granting the right to vote to property-owning women over 30.

Only in 1928 did women finally gain equal voting rights with men.

Today, I am proud to speak in the Scottish Parliament debate ‘100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote.’


All the women MSP’s in the Scottish Parliament Chamber to mark 100 years of women having the right to vote.

100 years of women's vote

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