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Every political party should ensure that its MPs only rent constituency offices that are fully accessible to disabled people campaigners have demanded. They spoke out after a series of Disability News Service reports that revealed three ministers with equalities responsibilities – Mark Harper, Jo Swinson and Iain Duncan Smith – have inaccessible constituency offices.
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Delays to the renewal of blue parking badges across the country – following government reforms – are a “national problem, scandal and injustice”, according to a retired Paralympian and campaigner. Steve Varden – now a musician and actor and chair of the inclusive music education charity More Music – is furious that he was
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The architect of the government’s sweeping welfare reforms is facing accusations of hypocrisy, after becoming the third minister with responsibilities for disability equality to be shamed over an inaccessible constituency office. Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been the key figure behind the coalition’s attempts to force disabled people off out-of-work benefits,
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