Evidence record card

Date: 1914
Exclusion of working-class Welsh women from the campaign

There was little hope of working class involvement in the suffrage movement in Wales. The proportion of women involved in paid work outside the home was unusually low, especially in the growing coalmining communities that were the driving force of the Welsh economy. And if women did not enter paid work in large numbers, they did not join trade unions or achieve the level of organisation necessary to support a working-class suffrage movement.