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Over 1000 people sign petition to remove Conservative candidate following comments on equal pay for people with learning disabilities ‘they don’t understand money’.

Sally-Ann Hart the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye and local councillor was filmed at a hustings said: ‘They should be given the opportunity to work because it’s to do with the happiness they have about working’ and ‘they don’t understand money’.

Ms Hart was booed by the audience and people quickly took to social media to condemn her comments.

Now a petition has been set up by Disability Campaigner Simon Sansome calling for Ms Hart to be removed as a candidate and from public office.

Simon Sansome who runs the worlds most read disability page Ability Access said: ‘I have a physical and learning disability does that mean my work is worth less than someone else’s? This is completely discriminatory to not only the people with learning disabilities but physical disabilities and it is clear that Ms Hart thoughts and beliefs are from a different century”.

Disability Campaigner Simon Sansome

To sign the petition click link https://www.change.org/p/conservatives-sally-anne-hart-to-be-removed-as-candidate-and-councillor-with-immediate-effect?recruiter=83855775&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

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