Events are being held across Devon and Cornwall to mark the 100th anniversary of women first being given the right to vote in the United Kingdom.
On 6 February 1918, a law came into effect that allowed women over the age of 30, subject to minimum property qualifications, to vote for members of Parliament.
Full voting equality between men and women was not achieved until 1928.
The suffragists established a small branch in Plymouth after the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918, and played a key role in the campaign.
Since then, the city has had a higher than average number of female MPs, with six since Nancy Astor, who was the first woman to take up a seat in the House of Commons in 1919.
Former Plymouth Moorview Labour MP Alison Seabeck said the city had a lot to be proud of.
"Plymouth's had an above average number of MPs," she said. "And, of course, it had the first woman MP [who sat in the House of Commons].
"But we can still do better. We've got lots of fabulous women standing in local council elections in May. Come on women of Plymouth - go out and vote, and vote for a woman."
Don't forget the BBC's 100 Women project.
What is 100 women? BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year and shares their stories.