National Society for Women's Suffrage

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The National Society for Women's Suffrage was the first national group in the United Kingdom to campaign for women's right to vote. Formed on 6 November 1867, by Lydia Becker, the organisation helped lay the foundations of the women's suffrage movement.

Eliza Wigham, Jane Wigham and some of their friends set up an Edinburgh chapter of this National Society. Eliza and her friend Agnes McLaren became the secretaries,.[1]

The national society was furthered later by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and the Women's Social and Political Union.


  1. ^ National Society of Women's Suffrage. Examiner; Jan 14 1871; 3285; British Periodicals pg 55

See also[edit]