Department of Government Research Fellow Mona Morgan-Collins introduces her PhD thesis on women’s voting behaviour.

As women in Western countries began to win the right to vote in the early 20th century the conventional wisdom was that they would naturally lean towards more conservative political parties or might ‘follow their husband’s lead’ in elections. Mona Morgan-Collins’ research shows that in fact women favoured more progressive politics and women’s suffrage likely helped to boost increases in welfare spending and tackle inequality.


Portrait photo of Mona Morgan CollinsMona Morgan-Collins is a Fellow in the LSE Department of Government. Her main research interests cover topics in Comparative and American politics with a substantive focus on gender.

Mona’s PhD Thesis is available to read on LSE Theses online – “First women at the polls: examination of women’s early voting behaviour

Find out more about Mona’s research and other LSE research highlights on the LSE Research and Expertise website