Women did not get the chance to vote in national elections until 1918 and, even then, not all women were eligible.

Universal suffrage wasn’t granted until 1928. However, women were involved in political campaigning in the early 19th century.

Our booklet lists sources available within Sheffield Local Studies Library and Sheffield Archives for the study of the campaign by women to vote in local and national elections.

It includes information on earlier political action by women, such as the campaign to abolish the slave trade and slavery and it continues through to the success of local women councillors in the first elections after women won the right to vote in 1918.

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