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This year marks 100 years since women in the UK were given the vote. The Representation of the People Act 1918 came into force on 6 February 1918 and give women over the age of 30 who owned property (about 40%) the right to vote in national elections. The first General Election women were able to participate in was 14 December 1918 and Constance Markievick was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons who as a member of Sinn Fienn didn't take up her seat. It was not until the following year when Nancy Astor was elected in a by-election that woman MP took up a seat in the Commons. 

To celebrate the centenary, women’s political voice and activism, the Women’s 100 Group has organised a month activities, from 6 February to 8 March. Newcastle CVS is a partner in the Women’s Group and is proud to support this month of special activities

Follow this link to find out more about Events taking place in Newcastle to mark the process of Women’s Suffrage