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In 1881, the Isle of Man became the first nation in the world to grant votes to women in national elections.
This short news piece created by BBC North West Tonight tells the story of this important event in history, and some of the connections between the Isle of Man and the UK's enfranchisement of women 37 years later, in 1918. It features the story of the politics surrounding the vote of 1881 and some of the figures behind the world-leading step. It then goes on the explain the Manx heritage of Emmeline Pankhurst, who was to become so influential in the Suffragette movement in the UK and beyond.

This news item is presented by Kelly Foran. It was first broadcast on BBC North West Tonight on 7 February 2018. It is uploaded here with the permission of BBC North West. - Gura mie eu!