Diane Abbott. MP Labour Party

“Austerity cuts have devastated the lives of disabled people up and down the country. I endeavour to have an understanding and be sympathetic towards disabled people’s fears. The Conservative government’s approach and distain towards the disabled community is a stain on our conscious.

What I try to do, is to remind myself and colleagues that it is now more important than ever, in the face of Brexit, to ensure that disabled people retain their protections in employment, services and directives.

In my constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington, I am exceptionally proud of the disability groups and schools that stand out in the national arena.”