Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Would Pardon And Apologise To Suffragettes

Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Would Pardon And Apologise To Suffragettes

Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Would Pardon And Apologise To Suffragettes

It took another 10 years of campaigning before, like men were granted in 1918, every single woman over a certain age was given the right to vote.

More than 1,000 women were arrested and many were imprisoned.

The Suffragettes risked imprisonment and were dubbed "wild" in their campaign for women's rights to vote, but a century on their stories are being brought out of the shadows.

However, as I began to research the topic more and read fist-hand biographies from the women who lived through the suffrage movement, I felt ashamed as to how little I knew.

Mr Corbyn told his top team that the convictions of suffragettes "were politically motivated and bore no relation to the acts committed".

'Labour in government will both pardon the Suffragettes and give an official apology for the miscarriages of justice and wider persecution they suffered'.

Ruth Davidson has led calls for suffragettes who faced arrest for fighting to win equal voting rights to be pardoned. At least two suffragettes are reported to have died.

At a speech in the northern English city of Manchester, the birthplace and home of British suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, May called for measures to better shore up democracy: an end to online abuse and steps to protect newspapers.

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"This is important to Rochdale because there were many people from Rochdale who were in the suffragette movement and apparently there was once a meeting at 2 Baillie Street". Their real enemies lay in the public figures they had to convince, people who today we view through rose-tinted spectacles.

Britain's suffragist movement emerged in the late 19th century, when Parliament extended the franchise to greater swaths of the male population while continuing to deny it to women.

Donald Trump should "look forwards not backwards", the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst said following the USA president's admission that he is not a feminist.

"There would have been a general acceptance that women were intellectually inferior and emotional - and women would have believed that as well as men - so they didn't have the capacity to make political judgements", she says.

It seemed that not even all suffragettes could agree on their methods that they should use, however, with Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel having broken away from the group in 1907 to form the Women's Freedom League.

ALTHOUGH most of us are only too grateful for the chance to vote in political elections, millions still pass up on the opportunity to have a say in how our country is run.

"As we remember the heroic campaigners of the past, who fought to include the voices of all citizens in our public debate, we should consider what values and principles guide our conduct of that debate today", she said.

Emily Wilding Davison was one such woman. She then refused to pay the fine so that she would be sent to prison.

One of the oldest prominent WSPU members, she was in her 60s when she left the group after her pacifist ideas contradicted their changed approach when war broke out.

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