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Ignoring disabled people and carers could cost parties thousands of votes

Citation
Rummery K (2015) Ignoring disabled people and carers could cost parties thousands of votes. The Conversation. 28.04.2015. https://theconversation.com/ignoring-disabled-people-and-carers-could-cost-parties-thousands-of-votes-40052

Abstract
First paragraph: There are 11m disabled adults eligible to vote in the UK. So given that the Conservatives only won 2.1m more votes than Labour in 2010, but ended up as the party of government, it’s curious to see the main parties failing to reach out to this group. If either of the main parties attracted disabled voters with the right promises, it could take them a long way to gaining an overall majority.

Keywords
Disability; Carers; UK General Election 2015; Disability discrimination

StatusPublished
Author(s)Rummery, Kirstein
Publication date28/04/2015
Publication date online28/04/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29561
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…s-of-votes-40052
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