Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Disabled Labour delegate asked to move to make way for party's 'bright young things'

The caring side of the Labour Party on show...
'A disabled Labour Party member claims she and others were ejected from their reserved seats in order to make room for "bright young things" at the party's conference in Manchester on Tuesday.
Bernadette Horton, a 47-year-old Labour Party member who cannot walk without crutches, fell over after conference organisers made her and two other partially disabled individuals move from their reserved seats.

Ms Horton, who has been a Labour Party member for three years, said: "The way we were treated by a party that sets itself up for the most vulnerable was appalling."'

More in The Independent here but definitely not on the BBC, where 'vote Labour' is the ever present clarion call and where the real story is what Lord Freud said, context free of course. 

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