An exhibition telling the extraordinary stories of the 17 women who stood for parliament in the 1918 general election, of which only one woman was successful.
Brought to us by Hilary Chuter, Lizzie Gent, Becky Perry, Ali Ronan, Jane Ward and Jill Woodward – a dedicated group of local researchers and a designer.
One of the stories told is that of local socialist and suffrage campaigner and PHM Radical Hero Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, who ran (and lost) as the Labour candidate for Rusholme.
The exhibition also puts the 1918 general election into the wider context of the international feminist struggle for votes for women in the early 20th century.
Suitable for all ages
Part of our year long programme exploring the past, present and future of representation, marking 100 years since all men and some women won the right to vote in Britain. Following an open call for submissions, the 2018 community exhibition programme was selected by a panel of museum staff and members of a cross section of community groups.