Published on March 8th, 2018 | by Sarah Jubb
Win The Votes For Women Collectibles
To celebrate 100 years of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which allowed a demographic of women and all men over 21 the right to vote, one lucky winner will win a beautiful Votes For Women collectibles set.
Women in politics have become a common sight for those in the United Kingdom, with 2 female Prime Ministers in our political history and a current rating of 32% of all MPs being women. But the very idea of this may have been unthinkable over 100 years ago.
It took many women and men to fight for their rights, in particular the women suffragettes throughout the early 20th century in various campaigns including the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) and the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). The hard work and protesting that these women engaged in resulted in the passing of the Representation of the People Act in 1918.
Soon after, in 1919, the first female Member of Parliament was elected when American Lady Nancy Astor took office in Plymouth. Despite this monumental achievement in both British politics and history, it was not until 1928 with the passing of the Equal Franchise Act that women were given the same terms as men to allow them to vote, simply requiring them to be over 21. To find out more about this, take a look at our Celebrating 100 Years of Votes For Women article.
Win The Votes For Women Coin Cover And Presentation Pack
With today also being International Women’s Day, what better time to celebrate these important female figures in British history than by offering the chance to win a set of Votes for Women collectible items? One lucky person will have the chance to a set of Votes for Women collectibles that has been issued by Royal Mail to commemorate the centenary.
This includes the Votes for Women Presentation Pack that includes all eight Special Stamps in the series combined with a special presentation cover that provides more information about the suffrage movement.
Also included in this set is the Votes for Women Coin Cover which features a special Brilliant Uncirculated Representation of the People Act 50p coin, all eight Special Stamps and a two-sided poster.
The special stamps in this series are as below:
- 2nd Class: The Lone Suffragette in Whitehall, c.1908
- 2nd Class: The Great Pilgrimage of Suffragists, 1913
- 1st Class: Suffragette Leaders at Earl’s Court, 1908
- 1st Class: Women’s Freedom League Poster Parade, c.1907
- £1.40: Welsh Suffragettes, Coronation Procession, 1911
- £1.40: Leigh and New Released from Prison, 1908
- £1.57: Sophia Duleep Singh sells the Suffragette, 1913
- £1.57: Suffragette Prisoners’ Pageant, 1911
How To Enter
To be in with a chance of winning this wonderful set of Votes for Women collectibles that have a value of £26.40, you will simply have to enter your name and email address into the box shown below. Once this is done, you will automatically be entered into our sweepstake draw.
This competition will end on midnight Sunday 25th March 2018. One winner will be chosen and will be contacted by email on Monday 26th March 2018.
Best of luck to everyone who enters!