EnAble Fund for Elected Office

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to extend access to the EnAble Fund beyond 31 March 2020 to provide financial support to deaf and disabled election candidates for disability-related costs in (a) the London Mayoral and London Assembly Elections on 7 May 2020 and (b) other forthcoming elections.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, Minister for Women and Equalities

The interim £250,000 EnAble Fund for Elected Office was set up to cover scheduled elections between December 2018 and March 2020. Officials are exploring how the Fund might support May 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner and Local election candidates after the Fund ends on 31st March 2020. The Fund is not available for the London Mayoral or the London Assembly elections.

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