Women's Social and Political Union First Annual Report, including Balance Sheet and Subscription List for the Year ending 28 Feb 1907. The Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) (1903-c.1919) was the prime mover behind suffrage militancy. Founded in Manchester at Emmeline Pankhurst's home in Nelson Street, the organisation had links with the Independent Labour Party and the NUWSS, but emerged due to frustrations with the slow progress made by those who favoured constitutional methods of protest, an idea reflected in the WSPU motto 'Deeds, not Words'. Members of the organisation took direct, militant action which outraged their contemporaries and lead to the Daily Mail branding them 'suffragettes'. Their actions remain indelibly linked in the minds of many with the demonstrations for women's right to vote.
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