The Suffragists' victory

On 5 February, the Lords held an important debate to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave the vote to a limited number of women for the first time.

In the debate, much was made of the lawlessness of the suffragettes in the long campaign that preceded this great reform.

Alistair Lexden rejected the view that violence assisted progress.

Correctly understood, history showed that the credit belonged to the law-abiding suffragists, led by Millicent Fawcett.  

Follow the link to read Alistair’s speech… theyworkforyou