Disability, elections, health, local authorities, Politics

More than 7000 people sign petition calling for sacking of candidate over learning disability comments.

Sally-Ann Hart the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye and local councillor was filmed at a hustings saying: ‘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’. Now more than 7000 people have signed a petition to remove Conservative candidate… Continue reading More than 7000 people sign petition calling for sacking of candidate over learning disability comments.

Disability, Education, elections, local authorities, Politics, social media

Thousands call for sacking of Tory candidate following learning disability comments.

Sally-Ann Hart the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye and local councillor was filmed at a hustings saying: ‘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’. More than 2000 people have now signed a petition to remove Conservative candidate… Continue reading Thousands call for sacking of Tory candidate following learning disability comments.

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

Disability, Lifestyle, local authorities, Politics

The immoral reality of the DLA assessments.

Having a disability assessment is a very personal situation, you invite a person into your home, most of the time you don’t want them there and then you have to open up to a complete stranger very quickly, disclose your most personal in-depth medical situation to that complete stranger so they can record it onto… Continue reading The immoral reality of the DLA assessments.

Disability, elections, local authorities, Politics

There is no point standing in the general election if you have a disability.

By Simon Sansome General elections are about getting the message out there, knocking on doors and interacting with the community. As someone who has run a number of elections and stood twice for parliament I’d like to think I have the experience to run a general election campaign and from my point of view it… Continue reading There is no point standing in the general election if you have a disability.