At the beginning of the 20th century the majority of adult males had the vote.
- Representation of the People Act, 1918 extended the vote to women aged 30 and over.
- Representation of the People Act, 1928 lowered the age to 21 for women, too.
- Representation of the People Act, 1969 reduced the voting age from 21 to 18.
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Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918
A hyperlinked summary of the law for the period, between the Representation of the People Acts of 1884 and 1918. [From Wikipedia]
The Struggle for Democracy
An online collection of British Library resources on the background to The Franchise Act of 1928, which gave men and women equal voting rights for the first time in the UK.
Biographies of women who played a prominent role in the struggle for equality. Includes written primary sources produced by, or about, them.
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