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FIRST STEP TO EXTEND THE FRANCHISE TO WOMEN 100 YEARS AGO CELEBRATED BY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

February 6, 2018 9:00 PM

- The Party celebrates 100 years of 'partial' women suffrage

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President Baroness Sal Brinton and Liberal Democrat Peers and MPs at Westminster joined in to celebrate 100 years since the partial extension of the franchise to women. It was to take another ten years before all women over 21 years gained the vote in 1928.

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Vince Cable and Sal Brinton join with MAKE VOTES MATTER campaigners

Sal joined with a few hundred others in fasting for 24 hours. organised by the Make Votes Matter campaign to highlight that our democracy is broken and how badly we need Proportional Representation at Westminster.

Leader Vince Cable said, " Parliament itself remains unrepresentative of society and of political opinion. The next historic battle for democratic rights in the UK is to extend the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds, and reform our broken electoral system so that every vote counts and all voices can properly be heard."

Here are three things you can do to help redress the gender power imbalance in our party and our country:

* Ask a liberal-minded woman you know to join the party. (They can join here: libdems.org.uk/join)


* Encourage a Lib Dem woman member to stand for election or take on a new party role.

Lib Dem Women can offer support (and you can join them and offer to help!)


* Challenge gender inequality when you see it in everyday life - if you want tips on how to do so, check out Equal Power for ideas.
Together, our actions can make a difference.

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