Voice and Vote celebrates women’s role in Parliament

The Houses of Parliament will be celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in the UK during 2018.

Westminster Hall, the oldest part of Parliament, will host a major summer exhibition called Voice and Vote. Women’s Place in Parliament, exploring women’s experiences of Parliament from the 18th century to the present day.

Other themed events, tours and talks linked to the centenary are planned, and will be showcased at the Excursions show in London (January 27).

A replica green bench will be at the show as the venue promotes its range of tours and add-on activities such as afternoon tea.

Guided tours can be tailored to reflect the interests and languages of private groups, while the self-guided audio tour allows visitors to wander at their own pace.

• To mark the anniversary of the 1928 Representation of the People Act, in which all citizens were given the right to vote on an equal basis, tea parties will take place across the UK (June 30-July 2, 2018).

These EqualiTeas will be an opportunity for individuals and communities to share, debate and celebrate their right to vote.

Pictured: The Royal Gallery – used as an overflow office by members of the House of Lords and for important occasions including state receptions, dinners and parliamentary ceremonies.