Category Archives: Women and politics

The Anti-Suffragist movement

The anti-suffragist movement aimed to resist any proposal to admit women to the parliamentary franchise and to Parliament but to maintain the principle of the representation of women on municipal and other bodies concerned with the domestic and social affairs … Continue reading

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Opposition to women’s suffrage

Organised opposition to women’s suffrage has almost as long a history as women’s suffrage. [1] A Parliamentary Committee for Maintaining the Integrity of the Franchise was formed in 1875 after the 1875 suffrage bill failed to pass its second reading … Continue reading

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Women and Politics: Into political parties after 1880

  One result of the widening of the franchise in 1884-5 was the rapid growth in the number of women’s political organisations. Historians have suggested that, because the Third Reform Act 1884 substantially increased the number of voters and led … Continue reading

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Women and Politics: Into Local Government

  It is possible to assess the differences in male and female perceptions of politics in a practical way by looking at the impact of women’s contributions in the arena of local government. From 1869, a number of measures affected … Continue reading

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Women in Politics: 1800-1850, a period of dislocation

Working class women The first sixty years of the nineteenth century were ones of dislocation and transition as industrial growth and change bedded down. Working women’s part in the collective lives of their communities and their own authority within their … Continue reading

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Women in Politics: 1800-1850, a period of dislocation

Working class women The first sixty years of the nineteenth century were ones of dislocation and transition as industrial growth and change bedded down. Working women’s part in the collective lives of their communities and their own authority within their … Continue reading

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Women in Politics: 1

  The symbolic importance of the vote to generations of feminists and subsequent historians has meant the obscuring of women’s broader political culture and history. The possession of the vote qualified women finally to enter that purely masculine and public … Continue reading

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