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In this month: February 1918

2 Feb: South Armagh by-election won by Patrick Donnelly for the Irish Parliamentary Party, defeating Sinn Féin’s Patrick McCartan.

From Century IrelandIrish Party victory in South Armagh halts Sinn Féin’s progress.


6 Feb: Representation of the People Act and Redistribution of Seats Act extends the electoral franchise to all men over 21 and most women over 30, with constituencies being adjusted in proportion to size of electorates to ensure equality of representation.

From Century IrelandParliament says yes to women voters, but no to proportional representation.

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