Raising the profile of people with disability.
A disproportionately low number of people with disabilities in public life.
In a recent article on the BBC website, the question is posed " Why aren't more disabled people becoming politicians?" It states that one in six of the population have a disability, while only a tiny number of MPs are disabled. I think it may not be as bad as the article suggests as the author may not have identified those politicians with invisible disabilities and seems unaware that Gordon Brown is disabled in having sight in only one eye. Mr Brown lost sight in his left eye in a rugby accident as a boy and there were concerns for his right eye during his premiership.
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