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Talk - Women's Suffrage up to 1928

Val Wood of the Nottingham Women’s History Group considers the impact of the franchise for the women of Nottingham in terms of women’s political representation and suffrage activism in the city from 1918 to 1928. Val refers to the first women councillors and discusses the possible reasons why it took so long to return a female member of Parliament.

Image: Hustings in Newark, from The Illustrated London News, 28 February 1846. Central Store 1 Periodicals.