Home secretary Amber Rudd, who has the powers to issue a pardon, promised to "take a look" at the calls, telling ITV's Good Morning Britain programme: "I can see where that campaign is coming from so I will take a look and see if there is a proposal that I can take more seriously".
On this, the centenary of some women getting the right to vote, there has been a lot of talk of pardoning the suffragettes.
In 1928, under the Equal Franchise Act, women in the United Kingdom were granted equal voting rights, increasing the number of eligible female voters from 8 million to 15 million. However, the suffrage movement IS something that most school-children are taught in the classroom. They made such sacrifices so that we could all enjoy the rights we have today.
"We're talking about a period where a significant number of women had taken over men's roles in the workplace after they had gone off to fight, and we're talking about a period where women for the first time had been involved with the armed forces, which was a great leap forward".
After years of writing romance novels, Despard turned her hand to charity and suffrage when her husband died.
In fact, there is probably a fearless woman human rights defender living at your doorstep.
Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, named after suffragist Millicent Fawcett, said: "Suffragette activism was for a noble cause and many of them became political prisoners".
Councillor Janet Emsley wore her "faith, hope and charity" brooch, as well as a green ring and a purple ring, which are believed to have represented the secret code of the suffragettes; they would wear these as an indication to other women that they were part of the same group. But the suffragists failed to get results, and many campaigners decided a more militant approach was required.
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But for many thousands of women, it was not a moment of celebration.
"I look forward to joining hundreds of female Parliamentarians, past and present, to celebrate this very special anniversary", May said ahead of the event.
Even today, on this monumental occasion, I am still reading articles that are misinformed; women did not ALL receive the vote 100 years ago today, they only got it if they were married (therefore owners of property) and over 30.
One of Emmeline Pankhurst's three daughters, she worked full time for the WSPU, which was founded by her sister Christabel and her mother.
Backbencher Jess Phillips said she would be thinking of murdered MP Jo Cox on the centenary, and revealed she sang a pro-suffragette song with colleague Anna Turley as they walked "arm in arm" to her memorial.
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"As we remember the heroic campaigners of the past, who fought to include the voices of all citizens in our public debate, we should consider what values and principles guide our conduct of that debate today", she said.
Although she was twice put in Holloway prison, she advocated non-violent means of protest such as withholding taxes and census boycotts. It's quite complicated elements of law which can't be overstepped because we've changed our views on things.