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100 years since law passed for women to get vote

The Franchise Bull in Jersey followed the Representation of the People Act in Britain and Ireland in 1918. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/PA Images

Today marks 100 years since a law was passed in Jersey giving women over the age of 30 the right to vote.

The Franchise Bill was introduced into the States Assembly on 10 April 1919, being passed over a month later on 22 May 1919.

It followed the Representation of the People Act in Britain and Ireland in 1918, which gave some women over the age of 30 and all men over 21 the right to vote.

There was no opposition in Jersey's States to giving women the vote but there was disagreement over what age the franchise should be extended to.

For a full timeline looking at the female franchise in Jersey and events coming up to commemorate the centenary, head over to States of Jersey's Votes4Women website.