NEC Elections 2020 – additional candidate statement received by the CLP.
This candidate has received enough nominations to be included on the final ballot.
Please consider nominating me for disabled members rep on the NEC at your upcoming nomination meeting.
I’m not standing in this election to just win one seat on the NEC, I’m standing to win a Labour Party that works for and is led by disabled people.
If elected I’ll empower disabled members by fighting for a real, democratic say in how Labour is run, with our own structures embedded in the movement. I’ll fight to transform Labour by breaking down the barriers which have shut out disabled people for too long, with a Party-wide accessibility review to open up Labour to new and experienced members; and I’ll work to make sure disabled people have a say in the policies that will affect them, to keep Labour’s pledge to scrap Universal Credit once and for all and for an end to benefit sanctions and work capability assessments.
I am proud to have the support of Disability Labour, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Unite the Union, ASLEF, TSSA, the bakers union (BFAWU), and the FBU in this campaign.