Failure to fund access costs of general election candidates is ‘denial of democracy’
John Pring - 22 August 2019
Disabled politicians preparing to contest the general election likely to be called within months will be hit hard by the government’s refusal to fund their disability-related campaign spending, a Deaf parliamentary candidate has warned.
Kerena Marchant, who uses British Sign Language (BSL) and is a disability rights campaigner and a TV producer and journalist, will be contesting the Basingstoke seat at the next general election.
But she fears she will not be competing on a level playing-field with other candidates.... See more