MP Lucy Frazer gets in the photo with Prime Minister for historic photo shoot celebrating women’s right to vote
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It was a long journey and a fraught battle but 100 years ago women got the vote – and in the Houses of Parliament female MPs and members of the House of Lords came together for a commemorative photograph.
Two rows behind the Prime Minister Theresa May can be seen SE Cambs MP Lucy Frazer standing next to Norfolk MP Liz Truss – both Government ministers.
“I am incredibly proud to be a woman in Parliament 100 years after women got the vote,” said Ms Frazer.
“It’s right that we should take the time to reflect on what we’ve achieved, whilst acknowledging that more remains to be done.”
The Parliamentary contingent posed alongside the original copy of the Representation of the People Act, which their predecessors passed 100 years ago.
It women entry into the democratic process although initially voting was restricted to women aged 30 and over.
Men weren’t forgotten, however, during the passing of the act. Poorer men who had also previously been barred from voting suddenly found they, too, had the right to cast their vote at the ballot box.