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MEP joins event to celebrate vote centenary

PUBLISHED: 17:43 14 June 2018

Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer joined in with Waveney Labour group members and women in Lowestoft to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote at an event at the Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Picture: Mick Howes

Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer joined in with Waveney Labour group members and women in Lowestoft to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote at an event at the Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Picture: Mick Howes

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A celebration event was held to mark 100 years since the Suffragette movement began.

The event, called “Hopes for the future, paying tribute to the past”, was successfully held at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield on Saturday.

Organised by Waveney Labour, it featured MEP Alex Mayer, who opened the event and spoke about women in politics.

There was also a woman’s history exhibition, afternoon tea and the 2015 film ‘Suffragette’ was also shown to the audience.

Ms Mayer, the only female Member of the European Parliament in Suffolk, said “As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the first votes for women, it is important to remember that struggle but also to look to the future.

“There is still a fight to be had for gender equality.

“My message to women is please always use your hard won right to vote in elections – and to those who are interested in politics, take the plunge and get involved.”

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