Vote 100

2018 was a year of celebrating suffrage and the centenary anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918

How we celebrated Vote 100

The centenary year is really important to women and girls. As well as allowing us to celebrate the successes achieved in the past century for women’s democracy, we can use the anniversary to look at what still needs to be done to engage girls and women in politics. - Girlguiding advocate Sophie, 20


Vote 100 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave all men and some women the vote for the first time. Throughout 2018 we celebrated the impact of the suffrage movement – the pioneering women who campaigned for women’s right to representation and democratic equality.

Girlguiding also joined the call for 2018 to be the year when governments and political parties across the UK commit to women being equally represented in our parliaments.