There are around two and a half million people claiming ESA in the UK at the moment, plus a certain number claiming DLA (but not ESA) (I suspect). That’s easily enough people to swing a general election in any party’s favour.
So the question arises: Who will they support? Not the Tories, surely – nor do the Liberal Democrats seem likely choices. But can they support Labour? This letter sets out to clarify whether a One Nation Labour government will give anything back to disabled people who give that party their vote.

jaynelinney

Dear Kate Green MP

You wrote in LabourList.org on Oct 18 you’d spent a week ” at home with a bad back, unable to make it into Parliament“, you then talk at length about the ineffectivenesses of ATOS and how the Labour Party needs ” to think about whether we can we develop an assessment process that looks at people’s real lives, at what they would really need to be able to do to hold down a job, and what support they’d need to do it.

I’d like to ask you to now consider those people who live with your ‘bad back’ every day of their lives; those of us who struggle through with a disability that causes sickening  pain, so bad we can’t sleep, move, or even think, What are Labours plans for us? We’ll never be able to hold down a job when it takes an hour to write a…

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