Don’t patronise Suffragettes

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AFTER reading the article last week, saying the alternative vote (AV) was a “politicians’ fix” and that the suffragettes would not have wanted AV, I felt I had to write to protest against such a patronising view.

They wanted and won votes for all women not one vote per person.

They lived in a male-dominated world and first past the post was all there was.

Surely in 2011 we have the intelligence to sort out the lies and scaremongering and vote for a much fairer system?

I hope all strong minded women will chose AV on May 5 and make it a fairer choice for all.

SUE TAIT

Church Road, St Leonards