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On 16th August @hodroydhall hosted a fascinating talk to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first use of the secret ballot box in Pontefract.

We were joined by David Evans, Curator of Pontefract Museum, who bought the original ballot box from 1872 and explained the history surrounding its first use.

The Right Honourable Yvette Cooper MP, the current MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, then shared her thoughts on the continued importance of the ballot box today.

We were delighted to have such a great turnout, with all proceeds from the evening going to the @disastersemergencycommittee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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