Women Councillors

Liberal England highlights a post by Paul Hulbert from Sunday that points out that it’s 100 years since we first had women councillors. There was a 1907 Act of Parliament that allowed women to stand for election to County and Borough Councils, many years before women got the vote or could stand for Parliament. The first women were elected to local councils that November.

There’s an interesting timeline of women’s history on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour website.


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