Voting Case

Scope and Content

Court papers and related notes concerning a case heard before the Electoral Registration Court, Newbury, 07 Jan 1985. The case was brought following objections, raised by two Newbury residents, against the inclusion of thirteen full-time residents of the Greenham Common Women's Camp (including Sarah Hipperson, Rebecca Johnson, Caroline Rebecca Wynn Griffiths, Naomi Griffiths, Sarah Charmain Green, Muriel Jane Dent and Katrina Howse) on the 1985-1986 Electoral Register. These objections were upheld, and the women removed from the register.

An appeal held in Newbury County Court, 01 May 1985, reinstated the women's places on the electoral register. A further appeal (c1985), lodged by one of the primary objectors, was dismissed.