What is Vote 100?

2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time: the 1918 Representation of the People Act. We will be celebrating this important milestone in the UK’s democratic history throughout the year.

What is happening?

A major series of significant exhibitions and events are taking place to engage the public with UK Parliament and enhance the understanding of the struggle for the vote. These events will take place between February-December 2018.

How can I get involved?

You can join the celebrations throughout 2018 in many different ways:

  • Visit Parliament - Experience our landmark Voice and Vote exhibition and take part in our Vote 100 Talks and Tours programme when you visit the Houses of Parliament.
  • EqualiTeas - Get together with friends and celebrate your hard-won democratic rights over a cup of tea and a slice of cake!
  • UK Parliament Week 2018 - Take part in our annual festival, which empowers people across the UK to understand and engage with parliamentary democracy.
  • Your Story, Our History - Watch our new films about the positive impact that parliamentary democracy has had on the lives of British women.

A wealth of other events and activities celebrating this important year for parliamentary democracy will also be delivered by organisations throughout the UK.

How do I keep up to date?

Get the latest Vote 100 information by signing up to the Your UK Parliament newsletter, or follow us on social media:

Key 2018 anniversaries

Throughout 2018, the UK Parliament will be celebrating a number of important anniversaries, including:

Online learning

Take this online course, which will explore the campaign for women’s right to vote and its impact on women’s rights and equality to the present day.