Some people who didn't support women's votes reacted with an anti-suffragist campaign.
The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act of 1918 allowed women to stand as candidates and be elected as MPs
The use of petitions was another tactic employed by the suffragists to demonstrate support for their cause
The outbreak of war in 1914 had a dramatic effect on women's lives and influenced the campaign for women's votes
Find out when the suffragists goal was finally achieved after a long and often violent struggle
It was decided by some women that deeds not words were needed and the suffragette movement began
During the 19th century, suffragist groups organised peaceful, constitutional campaigns for the right to vote, including the lobbying of MPs
The Women's Social and Political Union used militant tactics to fight for the vote with dramatic and often violent results