Shadow Minister for Disabled People
As many of you will know, I have been Shadow Minister for Disabled People since April 2020. Although you can view my parliamentary questions and other news stories in the In Parliament section, I wanted to set up a space dedicated to my policy development work.
As a party we are determined to be led by disabled people – the experts by experience.
I am eager to speak to as many disabled people, charities, disabled people organisations, unions and other civil society organisations as possible.
In the short term, I am holding a series of roadshows to help develop a comprehensive response to the Government’s National Strategy for Disabled People and a disability benefits green paper. Longer-term, the virtual roadshows kickstart a four-year engagement programme, ensuring disabled people are at the heart of the Labour Party’s policy development. We will be sharing our notes from the sessions on this page in due course.
I am also asking people to share any relevant research and ideas which can feed into our consultation and help to inform my work. If you would like to share your work or evidence with me, please upload it using the form on this page.