Women's suffrage

In 1918, the 'Representation of the People's Act' was passed to give women over the age of 30 the right to vote.

Suffrage is the right to vote in an election.

The achievement of women's suffrage was a hard fought battle, which brought together women from different social backgrounds, from all across the country.

Many campaigners felt that without the right to vote and participate in the democratic process they were being treated as second class citizens, with no rights, no voice and no way of making a change.

In Hillingdon, there is evidence of local women taking part in the activism