Disabled people driven away at Labour party conference


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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Disabled delegates forced out of front row

Wednesday 24th September 2014

HEARTLESS Labour chiefs forced a group of disabled delegates to give up their seats for “party suits” minutes before Ed Miliband’s speech yesterday, the Morning Star can reveal.

Delegate and Morning Star contributor Bernadette Horton tripped and fell as she was shifted so some “bright young things” could be in place to shake the Labour leader’s hand.

“As I was going up the stairs I just lost my footing and fell,” said Ms Horton who walks with a crutch.

“I was really upset and shaken.”

Venue stewards told the party worker the seats had been specially assigned to the 15 disabled delegates but were overruled.

Ms Horton said: “The people in suits saw this but didn’t say anything. I said ‘if you’re Labour you should be ashamed.’

“We’re like pariahs in our own party. It has to stop.”

Ms Horton is set to raise the issue today in a meeting with shadow minister for disabled people Kate Green.

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