Women In Public Life

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What did the 1869 Municipal Franchise Act?
Gave single/women, who paid taxes, the right to vote in local elections 1869
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When was this extended to Married Women (act and date)?
1894 Local Government Act
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Explain the 1870 Education (Forster's) Act with regard to women?
School board elected to run districts, women could stand for election and volunteer to manage individual schools. Managerial role that adhered to AIH
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What education act removed the school boards and no longer allowed women?
1902 Education Act, replaced with 382 local authorities.
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Date of the Poor Law Act and when was the first woman Poor Law Guardian?
1834 law, 1875 first woman.
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How many female poor law guardians were there by 1901
1000
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Explain the relevance of 1850, 1857 and 1859 for The Workhouse Visiting Society
1850 - unofficial opening of workhouses to visitors, 1857 formally recognised, 1859 nationally organized due to Louisa Twining's influence. Committee of 63 highly respected people. Spearhead workhouse reform
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What year was the Primrose League set up?
1883 by the Conservative Party
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Briefly explain the set up of the Primrose League?
Admit men and women on equal terms. women organized fetes, garden parties, delivered leaflets, help bring torie voters in on election days, not campaign for suffrage.
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When was Women's Liberal Association formed?
Formed in Bristol 1881, came together under the umbrella Women's Liberal Federation in 1887
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Briefly explain the set up of the Women's Liberal Federation
500 delegate elected by local associates, executive committee of 30 people, operate separately from men, help with canvassing, leafleting and encourage voters to register.
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Following 1894 Local Gov Act meant women could stand as councillors. Name some and their contributions.
Eleanor Rathbone (Liverpool), pushed for improved housing for the poor, Margaret Ashton (Manchester), founded Local Woman's Trade Union Council, set up a baby hospital in Burnage, suffrage sympathiser.
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When was this extended to Married Women (act and date)?

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1894 Local Government Act

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Explain the 1870 Education (Forster's) Act with regard to women?

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What education act removed the school boards and no longer allowed women?

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Date of the Poor Law Act and when was the first woman Poor Law Guardian?

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