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Politics Baroness Brinton, smiling, with Kate Green sitting nearby

Senior disabled figures in the Liberal Democrats have spoken of their frustration that the party is not set to debate key issues of concern to disabled people at its annual conference next month. Disability News Service (DNS) contacted key disabled party members after an analysis of the party’s conference agenda and directory showed there
Politics Jared O'Mara, flanked by a woman and a man, in front of a row of houses

A newly-elected disabled MP has accused the Conservative government of introducing policies inspired by “eugenics” in the hope that disabled people will “suffer and die”. Labour’s Jared O’Mara spoke out just weeks after beating former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to win the Sheffield Hallam seat and become one of just a handful of
Politics Marsha de Cordova, smiling, in front of a river, wearing a Labour rosette and holding a railing

The two newest disabled MPs in the House of Commons have backed a call for the government to reopen a fund that helped politicians meet the disability-related costs they face when campaigning for election. Labour MPs Marsha de Cordova and Jared O’Mara have both sponsored an early day motion (EDM) which demands that the
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
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