#On This Day – Chartism and Electoral Reform
Monday, July 6th, 2020
July 2, 1928 the Representation of the People Act became law. Although some women were given the vote in 1918, as part of wider expansion, restrictions such as property and age qualifications meant that women (and men under 21) were still not given an equal representation at the ballot box. This changed following the introduction of equal franchise in 1928 and women’s vote became the majority of the electorate at that time.
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