RTÉ News sums up events on the day that the Unionist Parliamentary Party passed the 'one man, one vote' proposal by a narrow majority of just 6 votes, with 28 votes in favour and 22 votes against.

Despite the passing of ‘One Man, One Vote’, the new franchise may not apply until 1971 after the government performs a reshape of local councils.

The Unionist Parliamentary Party decision was taken at the expense of a further rift in the party and the resignation of the minister for agriculture, Major Chichester-Clarke.

In parliament this afternoon, the premier, Captain Terence O'Neill, appealed to all sections of the community to stay off the streets in the anticipation

Despite the passing of ‘One Man, One Vote’, the new franchise may not apply until 1971 after the government performs a reshape of local councils.

The Unionist Parliamentary Party decision was taken at the expense of a further rift in the party and the resignation of the minister for agriculture, Major Chichester-Clarke.

In parliament this afternoon, the premier, Captain Terence O'Neill, appealed to all sections of the community to stay off the streets in the anticipation of a violent reaction to the news.

The outcome of the vote has been cautiously welcomed by the civil rights movement, who insist that the government must also meet their other demands. John Hume and Ivan Cooper have appealed to civil rights supporters to stop marching for the time being because of the tense situation.