What was the issue of women votes considered at all?

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  • Why did women get the voted in 1918?
    • Why was the issue of women votes considered at all?
      • The suffragettes and suffragists reaised the profile of womens votes
        • Wouldn't let the issue go away
      • Asquith and the government strongly against reform
      • After the violence had stopped during the war, and particular in view of womens war work
        • Government changed its mind
    • Why did reform take place in 1918?
      • Lloyd George replace Asquith as PM in 1916
        • Much more supportive of women votes
      • Government needed to change the electoral system in order to allow male soldiers to vote
      • The war gave the government an excuse for changing their mind over women rights
      • Many men were impressed by the contribution of women during the war
      • Women had taken a large part in the war effort
      • The government feared renewed suffragette violence after the war
  • Opportunity to franchise women
    • Government needed to change the electoral system in order to allow male soldiers to vote

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