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Women over the age of 30 gained the vote in 1918 mainly because of women's contribution to the war effort, do you agree?

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At the end of the war this number had grown to a phenomenal 1,587,300! This was mainly due to Lloyd George, who left his job as Exchequer to take the new role of Minister of Munitions. He had also encouraged the right to work which was a march help by the Suffragette: Christabel Pankhurst. The munitions work was extremely dangerous and women who worked where put under physical and mental pressure: this made people realise that women could work just as well as men. The government had agreed with trade unions that during the war semi-skilled women or unskilled women could take the place of jobs usually done by skilled men; this caused jobs to increase from 4.83 million to 6.19 million. In the later war years, the government used propaganda posters which showed women as patriotic and brave; generally as an important role in society. With women now having jobs thus a wage, they could now afford to buy their own, personal items. Women now had to fill job vacancies such as police women, plumbers, brick making and ship building: they also created their own trade unions, to ensure equality in the workplace. ...read more.


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