Who really changed things? Suffragettes, suffragists, or working-class women? — 1 Comment

  1. Yes. Another aspect few enough consider. In Ireland the combined addition of propertied women and working men retained by the war meant the Liberal Irish Party(FG that was) was obliterated in the first past the post system.
    Loosely, the Irish Party had 90,000 votes in the 1910 December, and the next election in December 1918 they had 220,000. But Sinn Fein had more than double in the ’18 at almost 500,000.
    But in Ireland what the expansion meant was the electorate went from 100,000 to up against a million.

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