Department of Education Survey

Representation of the People Act Centenary

Published 19th December 2017

How can schools participate in the suffrage centenary?

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the franchise to all men over the age of 18 and some women who had property over the age of 30. 1928 saw the extension of universal suffrage.

In preparation for the upcoming centenary, the Department for Education would like to survey schools in order to ensure that the support they provide to schools is well targeted. The Historical Association has been asked to send out this survey to history teachers on behalf of the DfE: