First ever public meeting on women's suffrage held in Manchester.
|First Women's Suffrage bill rejected by Parliament.|
Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney imprisoned for interrupting a meeting of the Liberal party.
First women's march to lobby Parliament organised by the WSPU.
WFL formed after a disagreement within the WSPU.
Asquith becomes Prime Minister.
Agitation increases including window breaking and the first hunger strike by Marion Dunlop. Forced feeding of other hunger strikers follows.
Emily Davison killed at the Epsom Derby.
Outbreak of WWI. Militant activities suspended.
Representation of the People Act gives votes to women over the age of 30 who are also householders, the wives of householders, owners of property worth more than £5 or university graduates.
Lady Astor becomes the first female MP.
The Equal Franchise Act grants the vote to all women over the age of 21.
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