6 February, 2018, marks 100 years since women over 30 (and all men) were given the right to vote in the UK.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said:
“Too often women’s voices go unheard – particularly in politics. Working with Jean Stretton, Greater Manchester’s lead for equality, fairness and inclusion, I’m determined to change that in our city region.
“When I ran for election, I made a commitment that our Combined Authority would be gender balanced; that women, not just men, will lead and shape the ambitions of our city region. At all our meetings, women and men are equally represented, and all-male panels have been abolished.
“The programme of events taking place in Greater Manchester this year are a brilliant opportunity to put women’s voices centre stage, but as events like the Presidents Club show, we still have a long way to go before gender ignorance and inequality truly becomes a thing of the past.”
For more information, visit the Pankhurst Centre: www.thepankhurstcentre.org.uk / #Pankhurst100 / #StillMarching
We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our effort
to become law-makers." Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 – 1928)