The force feeding of suffragettes in Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, was repeatedly brought up in Parliament by the MP Keir Hardie. Here you can read a verbatim account, taken from Hansard, of the first time he questioned the government about this matter.
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Visit YouTube to watch our film exploring the suffragette movement in Birmingham.
Find connections, past and present, between Parliament and your town
Birmingham Archives and Heritage
Four Dwellings High School
Access a trail leaflet featuring the Birmingham sites our groups discovered had links with the history of the right to vote.