In December 1918, women could for the very first time go to the polls to elect their MP. Votes for Women was won only after a long and bitter struggle.
In Halifax, suffragettes had marched, endured prison, and boycotted the government’s 1911 census. Among them was Laura Willson, a working-class girl who became a weaver, and Lavena Saltonstall, a tailoress in a clothing factory. How did they help win the women the vote in Halifax ~ and what did they do afterwards?
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Jill Liddington is a suffrage historian. Her books include One Hand Tied Behind Us (1978), Rebel Girls: their fight for the vote (2006) and Vanishing for the Vote: suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census (2014). www.jliddington.org.uk