In the North East of Scotland, as elsewhere, Suffragettes were mostly
- Although their husbands, fathers and brothers had been able to vote
since 1885, they could not.
- Women’s Suffrage was not a working class movement, as most working
class men did not qualify to vote until 1918.
- Dr Mary Esslemont was a noted Aberdeen suffragist. Her father (George)
and grandfather (Peter) had been Liberal MPs
- She was the first female president of the Student University Council,
and later did much to improve the lot of poor working class women in