February 6th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first women to get the vote.
It is easy to forget that it took decades of campaigning and a world war to propel women into polling stations. Almost every year from the first petition in 1866 to 1918 Parliament received petitions or Bills seeking votes for women.
The MP argued that history is about "ordinary people doing extraordinary things".
Caroline told the Commons:
"This is an amazing day for all of us women who have been elected to Parliament. I am the 201st woman to be elected.
On the centenary of women first getting the vote, Caroline Flint, the Member of Parliament for Don Valley paid tribute to the women who fought for the right to vote.
“Today, I am celebrating the landmark centenary year of the first women being given the right to vote. It is such a proud moment for us to celebrate the tremendous courage of those brave women who fought so hard for change and the legacy they have left behind.
Photo top right: Yorkshire MPs pledge to carry on the fight for equality - Caroline Flint, Tracy Brabin, Mary Creagh and Holly Lynch on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.
“It is easy to take women’s votes for granted, but it took a world war to propel women into polling stations; and another decade before all women could vote.
79 years on from 1918, I was among 101 Labour women MPs elected to parliament. Excited? Of course. But shocked to be only the 201st woman of all time.