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The Isle of Man granted votes to women.
The NUWSS formed with more than 20 national societies in support.
Emmeline Pankhurst formed the Women’s Social and Political Union.
Militant campaign began. Deeds, not words” and “Votes for women” were adopted as campaign slogans.
400 of 670 MPs favoured women's suffrage.
The NUWSS organised a London march and more than 3,000 women took part.
Suffragettes smashed windows in Downing Street, using stones with written pleas tied to them.
The hunger strikes began.
The Conciliation Bill, which would give women the vote, succeeds in the Commons but Asquith does not carry it through.
The Parliamentary Franchise (Women) Bill was introduced and defeated by 222 votes to 208. Subsequently, there was a mass window-smashing campaign in protest.
Militant bomb campaigns and increasing arrests culminate in the passing of the “Cat and Mouse” Act.
Emily Davison stepped in front of the King’s speeding horse Anmer to draw attention to the suffrage cause.
Suffrage prisoners are set free. Campaigning stops and suffragette leaders urge women to join the war effort.
The Electoral Reform Bill passes in the Commons. It gives votes only to certain women: those over the age of 30.
The Representation of the People Act is passed, allowing all women over 30 to vote.
Mary Smith presented the first women’s suffragette petition to Parliament
John stuart presented a petition for women’s suffrage to the Commons.
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