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Historians urge people to remember the Chartists & Suffragettes & register to vote

In Uncategorized on May 22, 2017 by kmflett

London Socialist Historians

22nd May

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

The London Socialist Historians Group that organises the socialist history seminar at the Institute of Historical Research has urged people to register to vote in the June 8th Election.

The deadline is midnight on 22nd May

The historians says that the vote-universal suffrage- had to be fought for from the Chartists in the 1830s and 1840s right through to the Suffragettes before and after World War One.

All women and men over 21 (later 18) didnt get the vote until the Equal Franchise Act 1928.

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1867 Reform Act which was the first to significantly extend the vote to working men. This was achieved after mass demonstrations by the Reform League.

LSHG convenor Keith Flett said, the right to vote had to be fought for. Registering to use it is a democratic duty

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