|Country||Great Britain – United Kingdom
|Title||Great Britain – United Kingdom. FDC Sc. 565.
50th Anniversary of the “Votes for Women” 1918-1968.
FDC Cancellation on FDC Envelope
|Description||The Representation of the People Act 1918 was an Act of Parliament passed to reform the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland. It is sometimes known as the Fourth Reform Act. The Act extended the franchise in parliamentary elections, also known as the right to vote, to men aged over 21, whether or not they owned property, and to women aged over 30 who resided in the constituency or occupied land or premises with a rateable value above £5, or whose husbands did. At the same time, it extended the local government franchise to include women aged over 21 on the same terms as men. It came into effect at the 1918 general election.
Stamp Sc. 565– Statue of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst
Commemoration | Elections | Emancipation | Politics
FDC Cancellation on FDC Envelope.
|Used/Unused||FDC Cancellation – Maidstone. Kent, 29.05.1968
Sent to Sittingbourne, Kent