The story of the youngest ever elected female MP and her non-violent (minus 1 slap) fight for equality in Northern Ireland. There’s a woman, turning 72 today, who one Irishman recently summed up as “our Martin Luther King”. From Cooksto
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This is the third part of our series on the 1918 General Election. As well as for women and Ireland, the election was a landmark for the Labour Party. But some true radicals such as Scottish politician John Maclean have been forgotten. Until now.
The Suffragettes were intelligent women. They knew they'd be ignored by most politicians and newspapers. So they had to think of alternative ways of getting their message out. As well as the headline acts of civil disobedience you've hea
Ask a left-leaning Briton what the most momentous election of modern times was and they'd typically say 1945. That makes sense - Clement Attlee was catapulted into office with a landslide unprecedented in Labour's history. Long-overdue restra
115 years ago today, in 1903, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) was born at 62 Nelson Street, Moss Side, Manchester - the Pankhursts' family home. A women-only organisation, the WSPU has come to be recognised as one of the great i