Natalie Bennett: Equal rights for women should also mean equal votes



ONE hundred years ago today, a law was enacted giving some women the vote. It had taken 67 years from the founding of the first women’s suffrage society in Britain, in Sheffield, to achieving that breakthrough.
Yet in the century since that breakthrough, progress on making Britain a democracy has stopped. The Representation of People Act 1918 was the last significant change in Westminster.
In the 2017 election, 68 per cent of the votes of women and men didn’t count: 22 million voters were disenfranchised. The first-past-the-post electoral system fails to deliver a parliament in which seats... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 24
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