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Election 2017: At Least Two New Disabled MPs Elected As At Least Two Hold Seats

June 9, 2017

Readers, the results are in and they are full of surprises. Some pleasant, some not so pleasant. Here at Same Difference, we are passionate about both politics and disability representation in Parliament. We celebrate the election of disabled MPs, regardless of their political party.

Our editor, who has Cerebral Palsy, is pleased to see that there are now at least three MPs with CP in the House of Commons. Robert Halfon has kept his seat in Harlow, Essex, while Paul Maynard has kept his seat in Blackpool North.

The third MP with CP was newly elected for Labour last night. Jared O’Mara gained the seat of Sheffield Hallam from former Deputy Prime Minister, Lib Dem Nick Clegg. The result was a shock to many, not least to Mr O’Mara himself!

Same Difference also celebrates the election last night of Labour’s Marsha De Cordova, who is registered blind.

We hope these results will inspire other disabled people to get involved in politics!

We also hope there are more than four disabled MPs in the current Parliament! Do let us know of any others in the comments below- we’ll happily add them to this list.

Updated Stephen Lloyd, who is hearing-impaired, kept his seat in Eastbourne for the Lib Dems.

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  1. June 9, 2017 5:49 pm

    Result (sort of) 🙂

    Hung, but not yet Drawn and Quartered…

    *Still* have to find an honest cop to stuff all of these Hate Criminals in prison where they belong –
    http://www.phobosanddeimos.net/we-know-where-you-live-part-5/

    Disability Hate Crime – Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/44/section/146
    .

    >We hope these results will inspire other disabled people to get involved in politics!
    If they haven’t already been murdered by those political extremist terrorist gangs and their DWP-Atos-Maximus-Capita political jihadis.

    Terrorism Act 2000 – Terrorism: interpretation –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/11/section/1

    Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/h_to_k/homicide_murder_and_manslaughter/

    Criminal Attempts Act 1981 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/47/contents

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