Handbill“Votes for Women”. Handbill publicizing act that expanded voting rights for millions. 1918. “Every qualified woman should see that she gets the vote.” The New Reform Act. Votes for Women. 8 x 5.5 in. 2 pages. Published by the Liberal Publication Department. Leaflet No. 2520. “By the Representation of the People Act of 1918 women are given the Parliamentary Vote for the first time. It is estimated that the number of women thus enfranchised will be six million.” The Representation of the People Act of 1918 granted the vote to women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. The same Act gave the vote to all men over the age of 21. As a result of this act, 8.5 million women joined the electorate and made up almost 40% of all voters in the United Kingdom. This was a great victory for the women’s suffrage movement which had been calling for voting rights since the 1830s. Militant suffrage groups in the UK were even known for campaigns of destruction and mayhem in order to keep their issue in the forefront of everyone’s minds. Horizontal fold line ¼” from top edge. Some light handling creases along bottom. In very good condition.