In 1909, the Prime Minister refused to meet a deputation from the WSPU.
militant suffragettes, the WSPU, was established.
In 1906 Mary gave up her job as a teacher and became the full-time organizer of the WSPU in Leeds.
With the outbreak of World War 1 the leadership of the WSPU began negotiating with the British government who released all suffragettes from prison.
Founder of the Women 's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903, she launched the militant suffragette campaign in 1905.