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Ballots and Bills exhibition

18th April - 17th July 2015

Norfolk Record Office

Ballots and Bills: Exploring Norfolk's Parliamentary Past is an exhibition curated by 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.

Access Information

The exhibition is on display between 18th April and 17th July 2015 at: Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DQ.

Opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm

The exhibition is free of charge.


Further information

Ballots and Bills is part of an extended programme of outreach programming by the Parliamentary Archives called the De Montfort Project. You can contact the De Montfort Project team via email or twitter.

Website highlight

Explore the connections between people, communities and Parliament in more detail by visiting the Living Heritage area of the parliamentary website