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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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Case studies

What Difference Did the War Make? World War One and Votes for Women

Find out more about the votes for women campaign and World War One

Suffragettes in Trousers
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Online exhibition on the men who supported women's suffrage in Parliament.

Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the Early Women's Suffrage Movement
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Online exhibition on Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the early women's suffrage movement.

Emily Wilding Davison and Parliament
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A collection of archive documents and artefacts marking the anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison's death in 1913.

Also within Living Heritage

Explore more items about women and the vote from Parliamentary collections, and find out how a group of schoolchildren investigated women's right to vote in Birmingham.

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Find out more about the Parliamentary Archives