Equal Franchise Act 1928

Equal Franchise Act 1928
  • Title: Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928

  • Medium : Parchment

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PU/1/1928/18&19G5c12

  • Description :
    In 1918 some women were given the vote as part of a wider expansion of the franchise. However restrictions including an age qualification of thirty years meant they still did not have the vote on equal terms with men. Full equality came ten years later when on 2 July 1928 the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act became law. Women became a majority of the electorate, comprising 52.7 per cent of the potential voters.

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