Throughout 2018, the UK Parliament is celebrating a number of important anniversaries:
1918 Representation of the People Act (100 years)
All men over 21 and some women over 30 were granted the vote for the first time.
1958 Life Peerages Act (60 years)
Life peers of both sexes to be members of the Lords.
1928 Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act (90 years)
Gave women electoral equality with men.
1918 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act (100 years)
Gave women over 21 the right to stand for election as an MP.1918 General Election (100 years)
General Election 14 December 1918 (100 years)
Women over 30 (and all men over 21) vote in a General Election for the first time.
Here in Kirklees, we’re also celebrating some anniversaries for our local democracy:
Huddersfield was granted a Royal Charter as a Municipal Borough on 7th July 1868.
We’re celebrating 150 years since the founding of the Borough of Batley.
Kirklees Youth Council 10th anniversary
We’re working to grow a stronger local democracy for the next generation – and beyond. So in 2018 we are especially proud to be celebrating the first 10 years of Kirklees Youth Council.