12–18 November 2018

Vote 100

In 2018 we’re celebrating 100 years of women’s voices in Parliament with the  Vote 100 programmeIn 1918 Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time: the Representation of the People Act 1918.

What is happening?

A major series of significant exhibitions and events are taking place for the public to engage with the UK Parliament and explore the struggle for women’s votes. These events and activities will take place between February and December 2018.

UK Parliament Week 2018 forms a part of the UK Parliament’s Vote 100 programme, which celebrates 100 years since the first women got the vote. We’ve compiled some resources to help you explore the struggle for equal suffrage during your UK Parliament Week event or activity.

UK Parliament Week 2018 and Vote 100

During UK Parliament Week 2018 we’re inviting partners to explore the struggle for equal suffrage and empower people across the UK to get involved with the UK Parliament and have their voices heard.

This year our kits for partners will include:

  • A Votes for Women sash, and a sash-making activity
  • Activities that explore equality and the campaign that led to votes for women
  • A short introduction to the UK Parliament, what it is, how it works and how you can get involved

We also have Vote 100 video, online and downloadable resources that you can use during your event or activity:

How else can I get involved with Vote 100?

You can join the celebrations throughout 2018 in many different ways:

  • Visit Parliament – Experience our landmark Voice and Vote exhibition and take part in our Vote 100 Talks and Tours programme when you visit the Houses of Parliament.
  • EqualiTeas – Get together with friends and celebrate your hard-won democratic rights over a cup of tea and a slice of cake!
  • Your Story, Our History – Watch our new films about the positive impact that parliamentary democracy has had on the lives of British women.

A wealth of other events and activities celebrating this important year for parliamentary democracy will also be delivered by organisations throughout the UK.

Find out more about the Vote 100 programme

How do I keep up to date?

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