The Suffragette (15/Nov/1912) - Labour M.P.s Heckled

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Labour M.P.s Heckled.

Mr. J. Parker, Labour M.P. for Huddersfield, was questioned by Suffragists at Bath at a War-against-Poverty meeting there. He stated that he was pledged to Welsh Disestablishment and Home Rule, and that he refused to sacrifice those questions to Woman Suffrage. He supported Mr. Ramsay MacDonald throughout.

Mr. Philip Snowden, questioned by Suffragists at Rochester, stated that the Labour Party had not the power so give women the vote. "Yes you have," said the questioner, "by going into opposition." "No," replied Mr. Snowden, "there is absolutely no foundation of truth in what you say." Questioned as to whether ho would vote against the third reading of the Franchise Bill if women were not included in it on equal terms with men, Mr. Snowden declined to answer.