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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.
Benefits and Poverty Stephen Lloyd in front of a sign for the Liberal Democrat conference
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A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for disabled people to ask how she plans to penalise government contractors Atos and Capita, following last week’s “devastating” revelations about their “shocking” failings in delivering disability benefit assessments. Stephen Lloyd, the work and pensions spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, said last week’s revelations
Activism and Campaigning John McDonnell speaking in the Commons chamber
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Disabled people and their organisations will “determine” and “implement” the disability policies of the next Labour government, the shadow chancellor has promised a national conference. John McDonnell told the National Disabled People’s Summit that disabled people would “go into government just as much as we do when that election comes”. He said: “You can
Activism and Campaigning Sir Bert talking at a conference
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Tributes have been paid to Sir Bert Massie, the chair of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) throughout its seven years, who made a “fundamental” contribution to disabled people’s liberation, and who died this week. His other appointments included time as a founding commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), as chief executive
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