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08
Jun

Last chance to vote for WeAreTheCity’s 2018 Rising Star Awards shortlist

Have you cast your vote for WeAreTheCity’s 2018 Rising Star Awards shortlist? Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 10 June 2018. The public vote of support is now open for all shortlisted nominees. The public vote only determines one winner out of the five winners of each category, the other four winners are decided by...
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06
Feb

Intimidation and aggression on social media threatening our democracy, says Theresa May on 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Intimidation and aggression on social media is coarsening public debate, deterring people from participating in politics and threatening our democracy, according to Prime Minister Theresa May on the100th anniversary of women achieving the vote. In a speech to mark the centenary, May celebrated the heroism of the suffrage movement and “the enormous strides we have taken...
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06
Feb

WeAreTheCity mark 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK | #Vote100

2018 marks 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK – and WeAreTheCity will be celebrating and marking the occasion throughout the year. In 1918, the UK government passed the Representation of the People Act which allowed women over the age of 30 who owned property to lawfully vote. This affected around 8.5...
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LGBT
15
Nov

Australia votes ‘overwhelmingly yes’ to same-sex marriage

Australia has voted “overwhelmingly yes” to legalising same-sex marriage. The vote showed that 61 per cent of people were in favour of allowing same-sex marriage, with just 38 per cent voting against, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Over 12 million people took part in the voluntary postal vote, with every state and territory...
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04
Sep

Government make it easier for domestic abuse survivors to register to vote anonymously

The government has announced that it is making it easier for domestic abuse survivors to register to vote anonymously. Ministers have confirmed that they will press ahead with plans to make it easier for survivors to be given a voice to vote. Under existing legislation, domestic abuse survivors must provide a court order or have...
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29
Jun

Justine Greening pens open letter in response to Government’s plans to fund abortions in England for Northern Irish women

Justine Greening, Minister for Women and Equalities, has penned a letter about the Government’s plans to fund abortions in England for Northern Irish women. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond confirmed the agreement earlier today, during the Queen’s Speech debate in the House of Commons. The news comes just hours before MPs were due to...
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13
Jun

Company threatened to fire employees for ‘voting Labour’

A company threatened to fire its employees if they voted for Labour in the General Election. A leaked email, seemingly sent by John Brooker, Managing Director of Storm Technologies Ltd, saw him say that those who voted Labour would be “made redundant first.” The email, which was sent to everyone in the company, stated, “So...
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09
Jun

Last chance to vote for WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards shortlist

Have you cast your vote for WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards shortlist? Voting closes at midnight on Friday 9 June 2017. The public vote of support is now open for all shortlisted nominees. The public vote only determines one winner out of the five winners of each category, the other four winners are decided by...
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