Votes for Women (07/Apr/1911) - Only Just and Fair: Mrs. Lloyd George on Women's Suffrage

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Mrs. Lloyd George on Women's Suffrage.

On Tuesday Mrs. Lloyd George, the wife of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, opened a bazaar in the Huddersfield Town Hall, under the auspices of the Colne Valley Liberal Council, and referring to the fact that in the "dark" days Colne Valley, like Wales, had stood up valiantly for Liberalism and the Liberal cause, said that women could do a Great deal in helping to return members of Parliament, but they could not vote. They were now looking forward to the time when they would be able to send their own representatives to Parliament. The women of the country had enjoyed the municipal franchise for a long time, and they ought to have the Parliamentary vote as well. They had made good use of the municipal vote, and she felt sure that they would use the Parliamentary vote as well. The people of Australia were beginning to find out the great benefit they were getting from giving the women the vote. Canada was a little behind, but the way was being paved there. Many meetings were being held in Berlin in favour of the enfranchisement of women, and in France the movement was gaining ground. Women governed their homes and went out every day to earn their own livings, and had taken a great part in the education of the children; and she was sure that they were fit for the Parliamentary Vote. It was only just and fair, and must come.