The Penrith & The Border CLP has a Disability Co-ordinator. This role involves being the key representative of disabled members within the CLP, and works to ensure that disabled members are fully involved in the work of the local party. They also take a leading role in making sure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out, engages with and includes disabled voters.
CLP Disability Co-ordinators make sure that disabled members get the most out of their membership, bring disabled members together to empower each other and ensure all members are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to get involved with party activity.
They’re also responsible for representing the views of disabled members at meetings and making sure that the voices of disabled people in the party are heard at a local level.
At the heart of all their activity are the aims of building an inclusive party for disabled members and building campaigns with the disabled community in mind, both in respect of internal Labour Party activity, and outward looking campaign activity.
At the moment we are lucky to have two people sharing the role: they are Paul Donald and Lynette McKone.
The Penrith & The Border CLP have a Facebook page for people with disabilities. Click on the Facebook logo below to visit this page.
To download a pdf copy of Nothing About You, Without You: A Manifesto With & For Disabled People, click on the image below.
Disability Labour a Socialist Society affiliated to the Labour Party. Membership is free for disabled members of the Labour Party and family carers of disabled members of the Labour Party – join here.
If you want to support the work of Disability Labour, but are not disabled, you can join as an individual Affiliate Member for £10 per year.
Labour Party CLPs can Affiliate to Disability Labour.
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