This weekend I spent some time in Swansea Market taking to people about the importance of International Women’s Day.
Women were first allowed to vote in parliamentary elections in December 1918 and in 1928 women were given equal voting rights to men. Sadly, women do not always exercise their right to vote and turnout is lower amongst women than men.
It was a pleasure to join with my Swansea Labour sisters, including Tonia Antoniazzi MP and Julie James AM to talk to shoppers around the market about the importance of using your vote and all the key changes, brought in by Labour Governments since 1945, that have improved upon women’s lives.
Voting matters, your opinion matters. Don’t leave it to everyone else.
You can register to vote here to ensure that you can cast your vote in future elections.