History KS3 / GCSE: How women won the right to vote in 1918

Kate Adie shows how women won the right to vote in 1918.

David Lloyd George, as the newly appointed Prime Minister, was a sympathetic ear towards the Suffragette’s campaign for equality; as many of the voters were away at war it allowed women to state their case.

The Representation Act is explained, while the Ladies Gallery in Parliament is shown as an illustrative symbol of the oppression that women faced.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to begin a concluding debate or research about how far women had really progressed in society during World War One.

Curriculum notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching History at KS3, KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

Also at Third Level, Fourth Level, National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.

How the suffragette movement changed at the start of WW1
How women joined the war effort in World War One
How women's football thrived in World War One
Women in medicine and health in World War One
The rise of the girls' night and the first women's police force in WW1