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Politics Anne Pridmore, her assistance dog, and Alex Hovden at the conference
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Labour is facing concerted pressure to put an end to years of “blatant discrimination” against its own disabled party members, while also facing complaints about “inexcusable” access failings at this week’s annual conference in Brighton. Members of one disabled members’ campaign – Party Participation and Disabled People (PPDP) – handed out leaflets at the
Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams and two other panellists listen to a woman speaking
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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has called for nurses and other healthcare professionals who write misleading benefit assessment reports to be “held to account”. Debbie Abrahams said there had been “too many times” when healthcare professionals had written reports that did not “marry” with the evidence they had been given by disabled benefit
Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams speaking at a podium watched by panel members
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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has pledged to transform the social security system from one that “demonises” benefit claimants to one that is “supportive and enabling”. Debbie Abrahams told Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that the social security system was failing sick and disabled people, and she reminded her party that the UN’s