An overlooked constituency? People with learning disabilities deserve their democratic rights
‘Well, we do want to vote and we do understand. Sometimes we just need support to understand’.
With tomorrow’s general election looming many of us are wondering who to vote for in these uncertain times. Some of us will vote, and some of us won’t; but many people with learning disabilities won’t get the support they need to vote, whether they want to or not.
70% of people with a learning disability say they would like to vote, but in the last election only 30% of them did.
Brighton and Hove Speak Out’s Being Heard in Government (BHIG) group have campaigned since 2015 for people with learning disabilities to be more involved in the democratic process. Members have posed questions to councilors, MPs
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