Jessie Boucherett receives special recognition for her contribution to women’s suffrage

Our founder, Jessie Boucherett, has received special recognition in a project to identify and celebrate the lives of previously hidden women and supportive men who were active in the campaign for votes, leading to the Representation of the People Act 1918, and who used the extended rights to citizenship in a positive way locally.

 

As Jessie died in 1905 she was unable to join the “Top 100”  list of women and men who continued their activism after the vote was won.  But the judges added 20 names for special recognition by women who died before 1918 but who had nonetheless made a particular contribution to women’s suffrage.  Jessie Boucherett appears in this list.

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