Letter: Help mark the 100th year since the right to vote for women

Date published: 06 February 2018

Dear Editor,

Today, Tuesday 6 February 2018 marks 100 years since the first women (and only some of them) were legally allowed to vote in the UK. 

The year is full of opportunities to look back at how far the UK has come in women’s political participation – but with women making up barely a third of MPs, the answer is still ‘not far enough yet.’

As Emily Thornberry MP highlighted when standing in at Prime Minister's Question Time:

'I am the only Emily elected since 1918, and he is one of 155 Davids'.

I would like to take the opportunity to let readers know about Make Votes Matters, information about the campaign can be found at:



Andrew Wastling

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.