The periodical was run by the Women's Freedom League, a splinter group of the Women's Social and Political Union. Although originally a very militant group, by about 1912, the WFL had moved to a a more constitutionalist position, and in the 1920s often appeared to be the epitome of restricted “achivementist” “bourgeois” feminism. However, this was more the result of its tendency to ignore potentially divisive issues, e.g. birth control, abortion, etc.. In fact, the League covered a wide range of feminist issues, and campaigned successfully not only for equal franchise (won in 1928) but for “ladies only” compartments on trains. In its latter years, The Vote was heavily subsidised by Dr. Elizabeth Knight (of the “Knight’s Castle" family), and had to cease abruptly when she died intestate in a road accident in 1933. For further information, see Linklater 1979.