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David Lloyd George's period in the Cabinet coincided with the vigorous campaign for women's suffrage, a cause he had supported from early in his political life. But as a cabinet member he was targeted by campaigners and subjected to verbal and physical attacks. The campaign against him intensified following his decision to vote against a measure in 1910 to give the vote to women who already had the franchise in municipal elections. He saw it as a Tory measure designed to benefit the Tory party. During the campaigns suffragettes would follow him everywhere in order to heckle. When he visited Llanystumdwy to open the community centre which he had donated to his native village he was followed by the campaigners, but they were caught by a gang of young men and stripped naked.