Women’S Suffrage Centenary

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:14 pm on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons) 1:14 pm, 6th February 2018

It is my belief that every one of us women MPs was encouraged by other women who wanted us to make this place look and feel more like the world we live in. I was particularly encouraged by my grandmother, Florence Parker, a stalwart of the Co-operative Women’s Guild, who campaigned so hard for women’s suffrage. As well as thanking the Home Secretary for mentioning Bristol’s role in the suffrage campaign, will she join me in congratulating the Co-operative Women’s Guild on its role in achieving women’s suffrage?