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Mayor leads Harrogate march marking 100 years since women got the vote

Mayor leads Harrogate march marking 100 years since women got the vote

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 8:15am 6th February 2018. (Updated at 2:13pm 6th February 2018)

A march has taken place through Harrogate today marking 100 years since some women first gained the right to vote.

It was lead by the Mayor Cllr. Anne Jones (above) and recognised some of the the sacrifices of the suffragettes.

The march started at 10.45am in Crescent Gardens and made its way up to Knapping Mount.

Harrogate Ladies College attended the march.

March in Harrogate to celebrate 100 years since some women received the right to vote

Elsewhere, the Prime Minister Teresa May will deliver a speech, to mark the centenary.

She is expected to announce plans to clampdown on online abuse, while hailing the "heroism" of the suffragettes who won the vote for women 100 years ago.

We spoke to people in Harrogate about the centenary and what it means to them:

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