The Representation of the People Act 1918

It wasn’t just about the suffragettes!

Ann Lyon explains the importance of the Representation of the People Act 1918 and how it reformed the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland.

Further reading

If you are interested in reading the relevant section of the historic 1918 Act, you can view or download a PDF copy from the Government's Legislation website

Ann Lyon

Ann Lyon was educated at the universities of Newcastle, York and Durham before training as a solicitor. She has been passionate about history for, literally, as long as she can remember, and developed a particular interest in Constitutional History during the 25 years she spent teaching Law.

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