File: Great Britain V

Scope and Content




Legislature, Woman Candidates

The Congress in question was held in October 1918, under the auspices of the Labour party, and related to the civil and political rights and responsibilities of women. For Elections there is an analysis of results for the December 1918 elections. The cutting on Eligibility relates to the second reading in the House of Lords of the Bill which would make women eligible to sit in the House of Commons.

The cuttings classified as Legislature, Woman Candidates relate to the women seeking election in the Parliamentary election of December 1918. Also included, mixed with these cuttings, are some classified as V Legislature which should presumably have been classified as S Legislature and thus have found their way into another file; these cuttings address women's position as voters rather than as candidates.


The demarcations between files IWSA/3/55-57, as found by the archivist, had been lost and their contents jumbled; the files have been reconstituted according to the I.W.S.A. indexing rules.