To celebrate 90 years since the Representation of the People Act 1928, which gave all men and women over 21 the equal right to vote, Rachel and the Mayor of Redditch, Cllr Juliet Brunner, are inviting residents to a tea party to celebrate equality and democratic rights.

Rachel is joining forces with Cllr Brunner to host an EqualiTeas event at the Town Hall on Saturday, June 16th from 11am until 1pm.

The aim of the tea party is to bring the town together to mark 90 years since the Representation of the People Act 1928 and to share, debate and celebrate what equality means to you.

Rachel and Juliet are both hoping as many residents as possible will attend the free event. Refreshments will be free, but residents are also being invited to get baking and bring along their cakes and baked goodies to the tea party to share with other residents.

Rachel said: “It’s hard to believe that only 90 years ago men and women over the age of 21 were given the equal right to vote. Arguably, 90 years later, we take this right for granted and too many people choose not to take part in the UK’s democratic process.

“That’s why it is so important we commemorate this key date in our country’s history, and come together and celebrate equality and democracy.

“I’m looking forward to hosting our very own EqualiTeas tea party here in Redditch with our town’s Mayor, Cllr Juliet Brunner. Absolutely everyone is invited so please come along and share, debate and celebrate what equality means to you.”

At the tea party, Mayor Brunner will also be kindly asking residents to make a small contribution to her three charities, the Sandycroft Centre, the Royal British Legion and Bowel Cancer UK.

The Mayor of Redditch, Cllr Juliet Brunner, said: “I can’t wait to host this EqualiTeas event with Rachel to bring our town together and celebrate democracy and equality.

“I really hope as many residents as possible will attend the tea party. Make sure to bring your friends, family and neighbours along and join to mark 90 years since the introduction of the Representation of the People Act 1928.

“As a keen baker myself I will be donning my apron to bake some cakes and goodies for the tea party, and I hope you will too.”