Disability Labour Welcomes the Election of a Labour Government

Disability Labour celebrates the Labour Party’s overwhelming victory, heralding a commitment to transformative governance.

The Labour Party’s resounding win reflects the nation’s appetite for a new approach to leadership. We extend a warm welcome to both the re-elected MPs and those who will be entering the House of Commons for the first time. We urge all MPs to collaborate with us and extend our congratulations on your success. We particularly welcome MPs who sought Disability Labour’s endorsement, such as Emma Foody and Stephen Kinnock. Our support is at your disposal to help you understand the intricacies of disability issues.

As we applaud Labour’s success, we reiterate our appeals to the incoming government:

  • To promptly reverse the punitive policies implemented by the Conservative government. The disabled community cannot afford to wait for Labour to carry out these reversals.
  • To fulfill its pledge of co-production with Disabled individuals across all government sectors, especially to prevent further deaths being caused by the Department of Work and Pensions.
  • To incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) into UK law.
  • To acknowledge the significance of the lived experience of disabled people.
  • To commit to ensuring that disability-related hate crimes are addressed with the same severity as other hate crimes.

Statement – Labour Party Internal Disability Structures

Dear Members and Supporters

The Disability Labour executive was made aware of an article published to Labour List by Elliott Chappell on Monday 28/11. We felt it was important to clarify our position.

The article reported that the future of an internal Labour Party disability structure is now in jeopardy and was being discussed at the National Executive Committee (NEC) today, Tuesday 29th.  It reported that the disability conference and a disability event may also have been cancelled as too expensive.

An earlier article reported the possibility of Labour wanting to revamp the democratic structure of Disability Labour.  It is important to remember Disability Labour(DL) is an affiliated social society and its structure is decided by the members.

We have not been involved in any discussions with the Labour Party with regard to these proposed changes. The DL executive were unaware of these discussions until after our AGM took place on Sunday. Had we been given advanced notice; we would have added a discussion to the AGM agenda.

We felt it was important to inform the membership as soon as possible and we will update you as soon as we can confirm the information that has been reported. 

Kind regards

The Disability Labour Executive Committee

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