• 1918 Representation of the People Act

    Today marks the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act – 100 years since women won the right to vote.

    Conor celebrated this important milestone in Parliament, with colleague Harriet Harman and the more than 200 women MPs now elected to the House of Commons leading events today.

    The Representation of the People Act 1918 extended the right to vote to all men over 21 and the first women, making this one of the most important centenaries in British democratic history.

    That’s why Labour have launched a year-long campaign that will celebrate the great achievements of the women suffrage movement and map out the next steps to achieve full equality for women.

    Conor is  also supporting the Vote 100 programme of events and activities in Parliament to commemorate the women and men who fought to achieve electoral equality, and Conor be working with the House authorities and others to ensure that in December we also properly mark the centenary of the election of Countess Markievicz, the first woman MP.

    Throughout the year there will be a major exhibition in Parliament – “Voice and Vote” – as well as an exciting programme of talks and tours in Parliament. Schools and community groups from across St Helens North who wish to take part can find out more by contacting my office on conor.mcginn.mp@parliament.uk.

  • Station clean up

    Well done to the members of the Network Rail North West communications team who travelled to Earlestown from Manchester and Birmingham to help clean up the station.

    Network Rail allow staff a number of days to do something positive in the community, and the team chose to volunteer at Earlestown station.

    They spent the day clearing litter from the platforms and cutting back some of the overgrown pathways, helping commuters on their journeys and making the station and its surroundings look much better.

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