Gladice Keevil campaigning at the Manchester North West byelection in 1908. Photograph: Heritage Images/Getty Images
The fight for the right to vote for all was a long one, with many ideological – and physical – battles along the way.
A century after women got the vote, many people are still disenfranchised
A century on from one of the key legislative moments for the cause, the 1918 Representation of the People Act, we asked readers to share stories about their families’ involvement in the movement that eventually led to universal suffrage, and to tell us what it means to them today.
As part of our coverage of the anniversary, here are three of their stories.