Harlow Council decline to promote 100 years of women getting vote due to Little Parndon By-Election

News / Wed 7th Feb 2018 at 11:32am

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BACK in January, we contacted Harlow Council to see if they wanted to do anything to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote.

We didn’t hear anything. So, on Tuesday, one hundred years to the day since Representation of the Peoples Act, 1918, we asked again.

A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “We are currently in a Purdah period due to the By-Election for the Little Parndon & Hare Street Ward so no specific events or projects have been organised for today. Along with other Councils we will on social media be helping to raise awareness of the 100th anniversary.

“In the spring, as part of the year-long celebrations, we plan to hold local democracy events with Harlow primary schools. Every year we open the Council Chamber up to local schools and we will be using this opportunity this year to raise awareness of the centenary. We are also hopeful that local organisations will also get involved in the celebrations and organise events and projects which we can support and help promote throughout the year.

“There a national website at https://celebratingvotesforwomen.campaign.gov.uk where local groups can find out more about the grants that are available and how to get involved.”

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3 Comments for Harlow Council decline to promote 100 years of women getting vote due to Little Parndon By-Election:

2018-02-07 16:30:46

They perhaps need to have a word with their friends in MOMENTUM. LABOUR at your PERIL.

2018-02-07 17:10:12

What total garbage! I'm surprised they didn't actually blame UKIP!

2018-02-09 07:35:10

Do I detect censorship ?

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