Councillor Teresa O’Neill encourages Bexley women to get involved in politics to commemorate 100 years since women were given the vote

PUBLISHED: 13:20 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 07 February 2018

Cllr Teresa O'Neil. Picture: Steve Hickey

Cllr Teresa O'Neil. Picture: Steve Hickey


Tuesday, February 6, marked the 100 year anniversary of Parliament giving women the right to vote, and Bexley Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE met women across the borough last weekend, encouraging them to get involved in politics and stand for public office.

The Conservative party have announced £5 million to help celebrate the milestone, and to encourage more women to engage in politics.

It will fund activities in the cities and towns with strong links to the campaign for women’s suffrage.

Cllr O’Neill said: “A record number of women were elected to parliament at the 2017 general election – but there is still a lot more work to do.

“I want to see more women in politics, and more women representing the Conservative Party at all levels.

“That is why I will be celebrating this milestone and using it as an opportunity to encourage more women to stand for public office.”

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