The truth.

 

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On the 19th June 1917, the Representation of the People Act bill was passed by 385 votes to 55 in the House of Commons.

On the 10th January 1918, the House of Lords also voted to give all men in Britain the vote. It brought in 44% of the adult male population or more than five million men- as well as women over 30, meeting minimum property requirements, representing 40% or more than 8 million women.

The Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent on 6th February 1918.

This centenary year, much is being made of the introduction of female suffrage, with the insinuation that the Representation of the People Act was a victory for women and feminism. In fact, it was a victory for men, women and democracy.

This site will be used to catalogue content that tells the true history (rather than the popular feminist historiography) of the Representation of the People Act.

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