trevsastar

By trevsastar

Day 072/19. Seems appropriate today somehow....

On a day of political turmoil with Brexit filling our screens and our newspapers, this is the most appropriate thing I could find to photograph.
Last years 50p coin commemorating a major reform.
The Representation of the People Act 1918 was an Act of Parliament passed to reform the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland. It is sometimes known as the Fourth Reform Act.
The Act extended the franchise in parliamentary elections, also known as the right to vote, to men aged 21 and over, whether or not they owned property, and to women aged 30 and over who resided in the constituency or occupied land or premises with a rateable value above £5, or whose husbands did.
At the same time, it extended the local government franchise to include women aged 21 and over on the same terms as men.

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