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Exhibition about the relationship between Norfolk and Parliament.

Ballots and Bills: Exploring Norfolk's Parliamentary Past: An exhibition exploring the relationship between Norfolk and Parliament.

Ballots and Bills: Exploring Norfolk's Parliamentary Past is an exhibition curated by the Parliamentary Archives and Norfolk Record Office. The exhibition explores the history of Norfolk's representation in Parliament through a series of diverse examples including electoral reform in Kings Lynn, Norwich's involvement with the development of poor law legislation, the disenfranchisement of freemen and subsequent reform in Great Yarmouth, and the impact of Norwich's first female MP Dorothy Jewson.

This exhibition narrative provides illustrations of the intersections between local issues, wider calls for social change, and Parliamentary legislation. The rich legacy of Norfolk's political past is traced from local campaigning to representation at Parliament and participation in Parliamentary legislation.

This exhibition is part of Parliamentary Archives' De Montfort project – find out more at parliament.uk/demontfortproject or twitter.com/parliament750

Please note that the venue is wheelchair accessible.

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