Fawcett Society


One of the present day campaigners to increase the number of female MPs is the Fawcett Society. It bears the name of Millicent Fawcett, the leader of the alternative campaign for votes for women, which believed in using exclusively legal means to achieve it.

The director of the Society is Katherine Rake.   Would Emmeline Pankhurst and the others who led the Suffragettes’ campaign be satisfied with the role of women in politics 100 years on?

   Click here to listen to the BBC interview with Katherine Rake