Valerie celebrates 100 years of women having the vote

It was the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 on Wednesday 21 November 2018. The Act first allowed women in the UK to become MPs. To mark this occasion, Members of Parliament took a group photo on the Terrace with the London Eye in the background which was lit up in suffragette colours.

Since the Act was passed, 489 women have been elected to Parliament. HM Opposition Labour Party is made up of 45% women which is more than all the other parties put together.

I was delighted to celebrate a House that represents the full diversity of our country.