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Politics Anne Pridmore, her assistance dog, and Alex Hovden at the conference

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
Politics Andy Burnham head and shoulders

The four candidates to be the next leader of the Labour party have revealed their thoughts about disability issues such as benefit sanctions, the “fit for work” test, and Labour’s record in government. Concerns among many disabled activists were raised when leadership contender Andy Burnham said in May that Labour had “become associated with giving people who don’t want to help