Today is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave all men aged over 21 and some women aged over 30 the right to vote. It wasn’t until 1928 that women’s right to vote was equalised with men, but this day marks a massive turning point in the fight for equality.
Thousands of women who fought for the vote are still remembered as we use those votes to keep campaigning for women’s equality today. I am honoured to be the second woman elected to represent Swansea East, though I often feel like an impostor because I am a woman.
The fight for equality still goes on, but by looking back we can see just how far we have come in the last 100 years.