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Politics Marsha de Cordova speaking in parliament
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The government has created a “hostile environment” for disabled people just as it has for members of the Windrush generation, Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people has told trade unionists. Marsha de Cordova (pictured) described herself as a “grand-daughter of the Windrush generation” as she addressed the annual TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in Bournemouth.
Politics Jon Fletcher with Labour politician Andy Burnham
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A new survey of disabled Labour members has revealed “very disturbing” levels of disability discrimination throughout the party. The survey has been released by disabled party activists who have become frustrated at the party’s continuing refusal to take seriously their concerns about widespread discrimination both among local constituency parties and the national Labour party.
Politics Lisney, Buxton, Hart and Brothers (and her guide dog) outside 10 Downing Street
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Three disabled politicians are welcoming a “partial victory” over the government, after a minister announced 12 months’ worth of new funding to support disabled candidates who want to stand for elected office. Women and equalities minister Penny Mordaunt announced that the government would provide “up to” £250,000 to assist disabled people with the additional
Politics Separate picture of David Buxton, Simeon Hart and Emily Brothers campaigning
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Three disabled politicians have begun legal action against the government over its failure to reopen a fund that supported Deaf and disabled people with the extra costs of standing for election as MPs. Labour’s Emily Brothers, Liberal Democrat David Buxton and the Green party’s Simeon Hart say the government is breaching the Equality Act
Politics Philip Hammond speaking in the House of Commons
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The chancellor’s spring statement shows that disabled people will continue to bear the brunt of austerity, according to leading user-led organisations. They spoke out after Philip Hammond (pictured) resisted calls to increase funding for adult social care and other public services in this week’s statement. Instead, he suggested that he might increase public spending
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