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Equal Franchise Act 1928

In 1918, women over the age of thirty were given the right to vote which meant they were still not on an equal footing with men. Full equality only came 10 years later, on 2 July 1928, with the Equal Franchise Act, when women became the majority of the electorate.

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Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928



Catalogue number

Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PU/1/1928/18&19G5c12