Friday 20 January 2023



The GLA has launched a non-party campaign to raise public knowledge on the VoterID now needed to vote in elections. There is concern that some residents, especially young people, may not have the necessary ID to vote, thus undermining democracy.

The GLA helped by other organisations have launched a Voter Registration Hub with much useful information including resources for teachers in high schools and colleges. I have included some of the resources here.  Go to


British Sign Language Video 


Never take your right to vote for granted 


From the Chartists to the Suffragettes, the history of voting rights is littered with examples of people taking extremely brave actions to secure the vote.


From a group of Barons tracking down a king in a muddy marshland and forcing him to sign a piece of paper in 1215, to the eventual universal suffrage of all adults in the United Kingdom 713 years late, we must remember that the right to vote in this country wasn't always guaranteed, and gaining it never came easy.


The 1819 Peterloo Massacre saw 17 people killed for demanding the right to vote after cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 protesters.


Chartism was a working class movement in Britain 1838-1857 that acted nationally, protesting and petitioning to demand voter suffrage.


The Suffragettes were a militant movement of women demanding the right to vote. They used radical action to secure this right, which led to members of the movement being imprisoned and even dying in the struggle.


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