RORY HOSTS EQUALITEAS PARTY
Rory has held an EqualiTeas Party to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act.
The event, which took place at the Horse and Farrier Inn, Threlkeld, on 22 June gave participants the opportunity to discuss, debate and commemorate the legislation which extended the franchise to all women over the age of 21. This built on the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted the vote to women aged over 30 who fulfilled the property qualification. Rory gave a short talk on the historical background to the legislation before everybody enjoyed a spirited discussion, alongside tea and cake.
Commenting on the event, Rory said “I would like to thank everybody who helped organise today’s EqualiTeas, which marks a very important anniversary. In 2018 we commemorate both the 90thanniversary of the full enfranchisement of women and the centenary of the partial enfranchisement introduced under Lloyd George. I am very pleased that, by hosting this event, I had the opportunity to mark the anniversary of these landmark pieces of legislation, which changed our democracy, our society and our country”.