In November 1918 The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act passed allowing women to stand for Parliament.

100 years later, to commemorate this landmark event in history, Birmingham Museum is delighted to host a panel discussion with four female MP’s from Birmingham and Solihull, chaired by leading feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez.

Taking part will be-

Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley
Preet Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston
Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood
Dame Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden constituency (Solihull). 

This exciting event will explore what it means to be a woman in parliament today and what the future looks like for women in politics. Caroline will lead the panel in rich discussion before opening up the floor for your questions.

Doors will open at 13.30 for a 14.00 start. 

The event is 2 hours long and there will be a 20 min interval. No refreshments are provided though you are welcome to bring a drink with you.

Entry only with a free ticket, book early we expect this event to sell out quickly. 

Children and young people 12+ very welcome. 

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