in 1918, for the first time in the UK women over 30 were given the right to vote. The suffragettes and suffragists fought for the right to vote for over 70 years. They also proved the government wrong by contributing to the war effort. This showed the government that women were able to do the work that was set only for men and that women have the same abilities. After 1906, however social changes brought about by the liberal reforms changed many things for the country where everyone should be treated equally and have their own freedom. Many people think this was the reason why women got the vote in 1918.