UK women's suffrage extended to ages 21-30

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME .

The Representation of the People Act 1928 extended the vote to all women over the age of 21, the same age as applied to men (whereas the The Representation of the People Act 1918 had only granted it to women over the age of 30). The change came about largely thanks to a vigorous campaign during which women protested against the implication that somehow they were less intellectually competent than men.

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Citation: Clark, Robert. "UK women's suffrage extended to ages 21-30". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 October 2012 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19330, accessed 30 January 2023.]

19330 UK women's suffrage extended to ages 21-30 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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