Women had to overcome many obstacles and face many challenges to gain the vote. Like middle and working class men before them, they had to convince Parliament to extend the franchise to them; people who have privileges are always reluctant to give them up. Both socially and legally, women were regarded as inferior to men in the 19th century, the view was that women didn’t need their own voice, they had fathers (or male family members) and husbands to speak for them, who knew what was best. WIE is about making sure that women are heard on any and every subject that impacts them. And nothing impacts our lives as much as the government that runs our country.

On May 7th make sure you are heard. VOTE!

For more information visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk