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Can Cameron capture women’s votes?

28 Jan 2015

Join Professor Francesca Gains for the third Pankhurst Politics Seminar, who will be asking can ‘Cameron capture women’s votes?’ on Wednesday, 4 February (2-3pm) in Room 3.204, University Place

Professor Gains has been a leading commentator on the development of gender equality policies under New Labour and Conservative Governments, and gendered politics in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election.

See her blog at:

For a flavour of what she will be talking about, watch this short film:

The Pankhurst Politics Seminars give members of staff in Politics the opportunity  talk about their own recent research to a student audience.

The talks last for about 20 minutes, followed by questions and discussion with the audience. All are welcome to attend, but the seminars are aimed at an undergraduate and postgraduate  student audience.

Pankhurst seminar organiser Dr Carl Death said: “Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester, in 1858, and was a political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement.

“The New York Herald Tribune called her "the most remarkable political and social agitator of the early part of the twentieth century and the supreme protagonist of the campaign for the electoral enfranchisement of women.

“This  series began in 2014, 100 years since her autobiography My Own Story, and the series honours Manchester’s radical political history.”