Friday, 2 June 2017

Politicians Pledge for disabled people

With only a week to go before the 2017 general Election, I'm reposting my Politicians Pledge for disabled people & carers from 2015. I've amended and added to it in the light of the devastating cuts to disability benefits and services.

I'm going to ask candidates in my constituency to sign it and some others via social media. Sadly that won't include Tory candidate Daniel Kawczynski as he blocked me on Twitter (I think it was because   I asked him to watch the Ken Loach film "I Daniel Blake")  but I'll email it to his office. 

His PA Helen is absolutely lovely.

I'm also going to send it out via social media. If you want to forward it to candidates in your constituency that would be great. Ask them to reply to and I'll add their name. Let's see how this pans out.

Best Nik x

“I the undersigned pledge not to forget disabled people and carers once the election is over but instead, I agree to add my name to a list of MPs who are in agreement that no policy, which directly  affects disabled people and carers, should henceforth be drawn up without disabled people and carers being involved in it. 

I call for a committee of independent cross party disabled people, carers and campaigners, (with no financial input from government except travel expenses) to be a working group within my constituency, who will be consulted over all policy decisions that I'm expected to vote on. In the case of abstaining from the vote I will meet with the group to explain my reasons why.

I also agree to be held accountable if the aforementioned group is not assembled within 3 months of my election.

Because I actually do care and this is just the sort of thing that made me want to be an MP in the first place”

Signed by : 

Dr Laura Davies ( Labour Parliamentary GE Candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham)
Emma Bullard (Green Party GE Candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham)