Women's Equality - Suffrage in the United Kingdom
by unknown artist
Originally published in PUNCH magazine, 1911
During the 1910 General Election in the United Kingdom the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies organized petitions in 290 constituencies. 280,000 signatures were presented to the House of Commons in March of that same year. Backed by 36 Members of Parliament, a new suffrage bill was discussed in the halls of Parliament.
Though the bill was not passed - spurring more clashes between police and the militant Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) - the movement had achieved critical mass in support and money and was able to continue its quest for equal voting rights with Catherine Marshall and Kathleen Courtney appointed to full-time posts at their national headquarters.
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