Suffragettes

The 11th September 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of local woman Anna Munro, who founded one of the first branches of the Suffragettes, here in Dunfermline in 1906. The daughter of a schoolmaster, Anna spent many years campaigning for equal suffrage, as well as helping the poor.

I recently raised a motion in Parliament commemorating her resilience in the struggle for women’s suffrage. It is easy to forget that less than 100 years ago women in Britain could not vote. The over-30s gained suffrage in 1918, but equality with men was not achieved till as late as 1928. Read more of this post

S4M-04178: Remembering the Suffragettes

That the Parliament remembers and commemorates the 50th anniversary, on 11 September 2012, of the death of Anna Munro, the Dunfermline woman who founded one of the first branches of the Women’s Social and Political Union, the Suffragettes, in Scotland in 1906; understands that she was imprisoned for protesting in 1908 and that she participated in the census boycott of 1911, and applauds her resilience and efforts in successfully campaigning for the right of women to vote.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Kenneth Gibson, Dave Thompson, Sandra White, Stuart McMillan, Fiona McLeod, Richard Lyle, John Finnie, Kevin Stewart, Colin Beattie, Maureen Watt, Colin Keir

Date Lodged: 18/09/2012