Politicians must act on disability access | Letters

Politicians must act on disability access | Letters

How many MPs could get from their constituencies to the Commons by train as a wheelchair user? And what would they do if they could not access the toilet? Very few would be willing to go public about the humiliation caused by the train company as in Anne Wafula Strike’s case (Paralympian forced to wet herself on train without accessible toilet, 3 January). Neither of the main political parties treat disability access seriously. We need a commitment from Labour to appoint a shadow minister for disability. We also need parliament to implement the recommendations made by the House of Lords in 2016 when they reviewed the disability provisions of the Equality Act 2010. Let’s make 2017 the year we get real progress on access.
Deborah King
Disability Politics UK

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