In pictures: a history of British elections

This February, the People’s History Museum in Manchester will be examining the history of British voting over the past 100 years

'Conservative Throw Out' – a Liberal postcard from 1906 © People's History Museum

 

Labour candidate Mary MacArthur on the campaign trail, 1918 © People's History Museum

 

Election photograph from 1924 © People's History Museum

 

A campaign leaflet from the 1929 general election, also known as the 'flapper' election. The election was the first in which women were allowed to vote on equal terms with men © People's History Museum

 

'Where would they lead you?' – Conservative poster from 1964 © People's History Museum

 

'New Britain' - the Labour manifesto from 1964 © People's History Museum

 

 

Election! Britain Votes is on show at the People’s History Museum, Manchester, from 14 February– 28 June. Find out more at www.phm.org.uk

 

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