Islington Memorial Green’s ‘floral tribute’ to suffragettes
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A ‘floral tribute’ has been planted in Islington Memorial Green to mark the centenary of some women gaining suffrage.
The display of green, blue and white flowers takes its colours from the Women’s Social and Political Union, a group that campaigned for equal voting rights.
The new-look garden was launched by Islington Council on Thursday last week.
It forms part of the council’s celebrations to mark the Representation of the People Act in 1918, which gave women over 30 and men older than 21 the vote.
But it wasn’t until 1928 that universal suffrage was achieved, bringing women’s voting rights in line with men and allowing anyone over the age of 21 to vote.
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Cllr Janet Burgess, deputy leader of Islington Council, said: “This display is a floral tribute to the tireless spirit of those women who battled fierce opposition to win votes for women 100 years ago.”
The red flowers are also to honour the armed forces.
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