Politician’s campaign to honour suffragette movement

Honouring the Suffrage pioneers - Lesley Clarke, Colin Cartwright, Ruth Vigor-Hedderly

Honouring the Suffrage pioneers - Lesley Clarke, Colin Cartwright, Ruth Vigor-Hedderly

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The search is on to find and honour the heroines and heroes of 100 years ago who fought to win the vote for women.

Buckinghamshire County Council is at the forefront of a national campaign to pay tribute to 100 pioneers from the past to mark the centenary in 2018 of the landmark Representation of the People Act.

The act allowed women of property who were over 30 to vote, as well as abolishing property qualifications for men.

 

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