The First Women Councillors




A hundred years ago this month, the first ever women councillors were elected in the UK.

More details here from the Lib Dems in Chipping Sodbury.

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  • It is very interesting that there were women councillors before we were entitled to the vote. Although having read about this on Labour blogs too. I think it is a shame that more has not been said about this. It is important for women to realise that we only won the same voting rights as men within living memory. Some women over 30 were given voting rights in 1918 and then full rights in 1928.

  • Its good to be reminded that these rights were so recently achieved. I’ve worked out that my Grandmother spent the first 29 years of her life unable to vote. That brings it home to me.
    I refer readers of this to the Lib Dem “vision statement” on the link:
    “The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.”

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