Disabled voters grill candidates: ‘Is a nappy a suitable substitute for a night-time carer?’ : i News


The Minister for Disabilities was asked in front of an audience to comment in one word – yes or no – on whether she thought it was acceptable that a wheelchair user had had their overnight care axed and that a nappy had been deemed a suitable substitute for human assistance. The Conservative minister Penny Mordaunt was grilled on Tuesday by people with disabilities and campaigners. She was joined by her Labour counterpart, Kate Green, and the president of the Liberal Democrats, Baroness Sal Brinton, the first wheelchair user to head a major UK political party.
The trio fielded questions at the UK’s National Disability Hustings, organised to give disabled voters a rare opportunity to speak to the major parties about the issues that affect them. Abandoned and let down Hosted by some of the country’s biggest disability charities, including Mencap, Scope and Mind, the event offered some of the…

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