Politics, Parliament and Pankhurst

Fittingly, students of Government and Politics visited the Houses of Parliament in the same week as the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which first allowed women in the UK (over the age of 30 and who met a property qualification) to vote. They also made time to visit the nearby statue of leading British women’s rights activist, Emmeline Pankhurst.

As well as a tour of the Palace of Westminster, the students attended a workshop about how Parliament makes laws and met with the Minister for Transport, Chris Grayling MP.

The students then headed across Parliament Square for a tour of the Supreme Court.