To what extent was the granting of the right to vote to women, in Britain, due to their role in the First World War?
The Representation of the Peoples Act was passed in 1918 it was legislation introduced to give woman the right to vote for the first time since the Reform Act of 1832, but there were very few women allowed to vote under the rules before this. The impact of women who filled roles during the First World War has been thought of as the most important factor in the gaining of the right to vote for woman. However there were other reasons that contributed to the enfranchisement of women, like the general need for a review in the franchise, the effect of a coalition government making it easier for…
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