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Politics Theresa May speaking at a lectern

A Conservative election promise to tackle some of the discrimination faced by disabled people appears to have been abandoned, with no mention of the pledge in yesterday’s Queen’s speech. The manifesto promise to “review disabled people’s access and amend regulations if necessary to improve disabled access to licensed premises, parking and housing” was absent
Politics Jared O'Mara, flanked by a woman and a man, in front of a row of houses

One of the two disabled Labour MPs elected to parliament for the first time earlier this month is a former campaigns officer for the British Council of Disabled People (BCODP), it has emerged. Jared O’Mara (pictured, centre) caused one of the shocks of the general election when he ousted the Liberal Democrat former deputy
Politics Penny Mordaunt sitting on the edge of a stage, with Labour's Kate Green sitting nearby

The Conservatives are entering tomorrow’s general election without answering four key questions about their disability policies on social care, forced institutionalisation and welfare reform. Last week, the minister for disabled people, Penny Mordaunt (pictured), refused an interview with Disability News Service (DNS) and then failed to respond to questions submitted by email. The party’s
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