Suffragette procession' forming up' in a residential street duri
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Suffragette procession' forming up' in a residential street during campaigning for the Walthamstow by-election. The 'Keep the Liberal' out banner refers to the Suffragette policy of urging electors to vote against the Liberal Government. During by-elections and general elections 'hit squads' of suffragettes would arrive in a constituency, hire the best public rooms and go to work immediately to try and keep the Liberals out of the House of Commons. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the Suffragette campaign was unsuccessful and the Liberal Cabinet Minister Sir John Simon was duly re-elected.
1910 AD - 1910 AD