|200,000 demonstrate their support for suffrage in Birmingham|
in 1832, leading to further campaigning for Universal Suffrage
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Timetable for Tuesday 6th February 2018:
- 11:00am-2:00pm - Victoria Square for consultation and hot chocolate in the gazebo.
- 11:30am - Women Councillors to join us on the steps of the Council House.
- 12:00pm - Mayor’s Parlour - speeches from Lord Mayor Anne Underwood, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cllr Brigid Jones
- 12:30pm - Screening of ‘Fight for the Right’ in Committee Room 1 with an introduction by Film Maker Sima Gonsai.
- 2:00pm - Welcome to delegates in the Public Gallery by Full Council with speeches from Lord Mayor Anne Underwood and Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Brigid Jones. Questions from the Public Gallery.
People like MP Thomas Attwood and his Birmingham Political Union started debate to reform the House of Commons, at the time seen as: "the seat of ignorance, imbecility and indifference". From the early 1800s Birmingham people campaigned to have their voices heard. The Representation of the People Act of 1918 led to radical changes in our political system around participation and representation.