CSP calls for stronger voice for disabled people in politics

People with disabilities would be much more likely to stand for election if they were allowed to job-share - and their concerns could be voiced more strongly if this initiative went ahead, the CSP says.

‘Allowing MPs to job-share is one way of opening up opportunities to disabled people who might find it difficult to manage a full-time workload’, CSP delegate Mike Cassidy told the TUC disabled workers’ conference last month.

Mr Cassidy explained that a place for people from all sections of society in the House of Commons was a matter of justice – and it would make parliament more legitimate and more effective.

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