Individuals with a disability who seek to stand or is standing for elected office face numerous barriers, and to date few steps have been taken towards improving access. A range of policies, reports, reviews and measures are available, nonetheless, interviews with individuals who aspired to be, stood to be, or successfully became candidates, highlighted the range of barriers they faced, during various stages of the recruitment and representation stages.
How can we identify, analyse, so as to prevent and overcome barriers to holding elected office faced by individuals who have a disability within in our constituency?
The Cities of London and Westminster Liberal Democrats are actively looking for ways to empower and support our candidates, but we cannot do so alone. Thankfully we are not alone.
Julie Adnams-Hatch is Interim Chair of the LDDA, Independent adviser with Devon & Cornwall police, Carer, Regional representative for Devon & Cornwall Liberal Democrats European Group. Julie has a disability herself, uses a wheelchair and has an assistance dog.
She understands the need to support anyone with a disability in all stages of their career to develop confidence, as well as clarity.
She will talk through the barriers faced by candidates with a disability and discuss ways we as a local party can provide support and promote empowerment.
Did you know? 1 in 5 people have a disability
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If you would like to come, please RSVP promptly. This free event welcomes anyone who wants to understand, support and be an ally to individuals with a disability.
Introductions and talk begins at 6:00pm | Q&A begins at 7:00pm
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If you are unable to attend in person, please note that this event will be recorded.
This event will be recorded.