Involvement in public life before 1901

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  • Involvement in public life before 1901
    • Unit 3
    • 1859 - The Workhouse Visiting Society founded
    • 1869 - Municipal Franchise Act
      • Allowed unmarried women ratepayers to vote in municipal elections
    • 1870 - Education Act
      • Allowed women ratepayers to vote for, and serve on the new school boards
    • 1875 - First women elected to serve on Poor Law Boards
      • As poor law guardians - elected by the local community to make sure workhouses were run properly
    • 1883 - Primrose League established
      • Aimed to promote Conservative principles and Imperialism
    • 1881 - WLAs formed (Women's Liberal Association)
      • Showed political experience of women
      • Helped out the Party by giving out leaflets etc.
        • 1887 - All came together under Women's Liberal Foundaiton
          • Showed political experience of women
    • 1894 - Local Government Act
      • Gave married women the right to vote in local elections
      • Allowed women to stand for election and municipal councillors

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