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The 1918 General Election

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An historic election

The general election of 1918 is remarkable for many reasons. The addition of a huge number of first-time women voters made this election historic. Moreover, because of the first World War, it was the first general election in more than eight years – one of the longest gaps in British or Irish constitutional history – and was also known as a khaki election, due to the immediate postwar setting and the role of the demobilised soldiers. It was also the first election in which women were allowed to stand as MPs...



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“Women before could not vote. I can and I will.”


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