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"Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations"

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.’

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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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