As part of the Britain 1851 – 1951 Unit, Higher History classes have studied the reasons why women were granted the right to vote. Before this day one hundred years ago, no women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections. On 6th February 1918 – The Representation of the People Act was passed giving women aged over 30 and “of property” and all men over the age of 21 the right to vote. In 2018 we have a female Prime Minister and female MPs. It’s important to remember the campaigns for female suffrage and a place in politics.