THREE women from Oxfordshire are included in a new map of Britain showing the ‘suffragette spirit’.

The map has been compiled by Amnesty International to mark the February 6 anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which paved the way for all women being given the right to vote.

There are 250 women across the UK who have been selected for inclusion on the map, as women who go out of their way to defend women’s rights in their everyday lives.

The three women who have been chosen from the Oxford area are Tracy Walsh, Debbie Hollingsworth and Claire Turnham.

Mother-of-two Ms Walsh, 49, a trade union educator and researcher who works for the RED learning cooperative, said: “I feel honoured to be included on the map.

“We gained the vote but there are lots of other issues of inequality that women today face, including the gender pay gap, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and inequalities in the workplace.

“It often takes the bravery of one woman, or a group of women, to speak out.

“The suffragettes lost their jobs and had their children taken away for a cause they believed in and I hope the women who are on the map can link up and campaign on key issues affecting women today.”

Ms Walsh and Ms Hollingsworth were among organisers of this year’s Oxford International Women’s Festival, which ran until Sunday and included a suffrage debate at Oxford Town Hall on March 8.

Ms Hollingsworth, from Oxford, was selected for ‘actively supporting and empowering women to reach their full potential within multiple areas’.

She campaigns on issues affecting women, including including poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse and female genital mutilation.

Claire Turnham, from West Oxfordshire, was praised for setting up a campaign called Victim of Viagogo, calling for a more transparent ticketing practice.

Ms Turnham bought Ed Sheeran tickets for her son’s 16th birthday last year but claimed she was overcharged by £1,150.

The episode led her to take up her campaign against the secondary ticket website and Amnesty said the campaign has ‘helped to reclaim refunds of over £250,000’.

Rachel Reilly, a spokeswoman for Amnesty International, said the suffragette spirit was alive and well in the UK. She added: “We’ve scoured the country to find these women human rights defenders and we want to celebrate their work. You helped by nominating hundreds of amazing women whom we’ve added to our Suffragette Spirit Map.”