100 years since first woman elected as MP: Constance Markievi

The 1918 United Kingdom general election was called immediately after the Armistice with Germany which ended the First World War, and was held on Saturday 14 December 1918. It was the first general election to be held on a single day, although the vote count did not take place until 28 December due to the time taken to transport votes from soldiers serving overseas.

In the 1918 election Constance Markievi was elected as a MP however, she did not sit in parliament due to being a member of Sein Fein. The first women to sit in parliament was Nancy Astor, she was elected following a by election in December 1919.

100 years since first general election that women could vote in and be elected as MPs

100 years ago in 1918, the first women in the UK gained the right to vote. Women over 30, were allowed to vote. In the same year a law was passed to allow women to be elected as MPs.

According to Wikipedia The 1918 United Kingdom general election was called immediately after the Armistice with Germany which ended the First World War, and was held on Saturday 14 December 1918. It was the first general election to be held on a single day, although the vote count did not take place until 28 December due to the time taken to transport votes from soldiers serving overseas.

In the 1918 election Constance Markievi was elected as a MP however, she did not sit in parliament due to being a member of Sein Fein. The first women to sit in parliament was Nancy Astor, she was elected following a by election in December 1919.

100 years on, the where there is a man, in the house, it is still them that the form to confirm how many eligible to vote is sent to and to request postal votes. I missed voting once because, I had a university exam on Election Day and my Dad omitted to get me a postal vote. I have also missed voting once because I was unexpectedly in hospital with a broken leg. Apart from that, in honour of the women that fought so that I had the right to vote, I have always voted.

Glasgow gems 💎 Nelson columns, hottest Scottish curry ….

The Glasgow modern art gallery and the statue in front.

The light house designed by Macintosh.

Nelson’s column which was erected 3 years before the London. Due to being damaged by lightening it is now less Grand.

Buildings designed by the same designer as the Gherkin; Norman Foster. Both are for concerts.

The curry house with Scotland’s hottest curry? Beautiful stained glass in their toilet and decoration around upstairs water fountain.

A fountain with life size statue of Queen Victoria on top.

Another victim of lightening in Glasgow; a tree planted to commentating first women in Glasgow getting the vote. As this occurred at the same time as rest of UK the tree is now 100 years old. It is called the suffragette tree and has their colours around it.

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A preserved old style tenement house, now owned by National Trust Scotland.

June Summary

Books

2 and 3 of Steig Larssen’s Millennium trilogy.

Wednesday www Reading

The other couple

www Wednesday reading

Started and gave up on Memoirs of a Geisha.

Theatre

One Flew over Cuckoo nest

One flew over cuckoo’s nest at Sheffield theatre

Other

30 days wild

#30DaysWild Summary

Hot air balloon flight

Floated into sunset on a hot air balloon

Festured in Suffragette scarf art / parade.

London Suffragette Procession: The End? Part 3 #Procession2018

Suffragist and Suffragette (terrorists?) Colours

I got confused on Sunday thinking I needed to wear green, white and red for Processions. However, then got there to find the stripes were Green, White and Violet?

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Was my confusion because, the original colors of the National Union of women were, green, white and red which stood for give women rights. Women were originally called suffragists. Women who became more militant (terrorists?) were labeled Suffragettes, by a journalist seeking to demean them and the women then took that label with pride. Around 1908 the colours became Green, White, violet which stood for give women votes. Green was a symbol of hope, white purity and purple was a royal colour.

I’m not a fan of purple although; I wore a purple headband yesterday. Red symbolizing rights seems more appropriate than votes, today now women have votes.

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Suffragettes, did plant bombs.

“Bombs then did not detonate instantly like they do now, they fizzed and spluttered and smoked, and gave people plenty of time to get away. But they were placed in public places, with large footfall.

What do you think of the colors and do you consider that the suffragettes could be considered terrorists?

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