Special Series: 100 years of Women's Suffrage

It's 100 years since the first women gained the right to vote in the UK, after years of bitter struggle. In this series we look back at the history of the Votes for Women campaign, and explore what life is like for women in politics now.

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100 years on: The impact of war

Today we continue to mark one hundred years since the first women got the vote - and how the North West was right at the centre of that long struggle.

We've already heard about the Suffragettes and how they were formed in Manchester.

But in 1914 history took a very dark turn and the role of women was changed forever.

Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt looks at how their battle for votes was transformed by the 'impact of war:'


A hundred years of female suffrage celebrated in North West

It's now 100 years since the first women won the vote after years of bitter struggle involving violence, forced-feeding, and widespread prejudice.

This report from Daniel Hewitt looks at those women from the North West who fought and sometimes died for their rights.

The suffragettes said the time for talking was over - they wanted action under the banner: In Deeds not words.

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