Candidates: Disability

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 21st March 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what support will be available for disabled candidates standing for upcoming parliamentary elections.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Government Equalities Office launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund in December 2018, which provides grants to help cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office, to ensure support is in place for the forthcoming local elections in May.

Furthermore, the Minister for the Constitution has recently passed legislation to exclude disability-related expenses from candidates’ spending limits.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.