The Vote

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What happened in 1915 that made the vote more likely?
Liberal government was replaced by a coalition. Greater likelihood of a cross party agreement.
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Name some sympathetic MPs that came into play during 1916-17
Lloyd George replaced Asquith, Bonar Law and Henderson replaced non supporters.
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What other countries had granted women the vote?
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark.
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Why were women not going to be enfranchised on same terms as men?
So that they wouldn't outweigh them. The proposed ages of 30/35 would enfranchise aprox. 8 million.
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What was the result of the March 1917 vote in HOC with regard to ROP?
343 vs 64 (all conservative).
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What was the result of the 19th June 1917 vote?
June 1917 385 vs 55 to accept ROP with clause enfranchising women. Passed onto House of Lords
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When was votes for women achieved and on what terms?
6th Feb 1918, national and local elections, over 30, a householder (or wife of). All men over 21 enfranchised or over 18 if they had fought in the war.
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What percentage of the electorate was made up of women?
39.6%
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How many women stood for Parliament in December 1918?
17. Constance Markievicz only successful candidate for Sinn Fein but refused to take her seat because of her party's policies.
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When was the first birth control clinic set up in Holloway?
1921
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Who (female) became MP in January 1919?
Nancy Astor
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In 1924 how many women were in the House of Commons?
8
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Who was the first female cabinet minister and in what year?
1929, Margaret Bondfield.
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Name some of the important 'firsts' that there were in the 1920s
First woman to qualify as a vet, first female delegate to League of Nations, first female barrister, jurywoman and solicitor.
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What did the NUWSS change to in 1919 and what did it campaign for under Eleanor Rathbone?
National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship campaigned for a family allowance to support married women who were full time mothers. Feminists such as MF disagreed as they though this consolidated women's traditional roles.
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Who was the PM when all women got the vote in 1928?
Baldwin- he had promised and was worried about losing the support of the women
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Which key politician was absent on the day of voting for the 1928 suffrage?
Churchill. Parliamentary whips told MPs how to vote, aware of the consequences of ignoring whips many who disagreed were absent for the vote.
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Why were women not going to be enfranchised on same terms as men?

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