Given that the election is fast approaching, it’s worth remembering (or learning) that today, 18th November, is an important date in the political history of our country. 109 years ago on this day women marched on parliament in order to further the Conciliation Bill for enfranchisement of women.
They met with a wall of police, and were subjected to horrific verbal and physical abuse, all they wanted was a vote, many were injured and two died for this right to vote. Our inglorious warlord Winston Churchill refused a public enquiry, he was Home Secretary at the time, and instigated a white-washing of this chapter in our history.
Everything we have was fought for, ripped from the hands of the wealthy.
Please take a moment to teach yourself about this before going to the polls next month.
USE YOUR VOTE
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