Only 1% of MPs are disabled, despite one in five of the population having a disability. The way to address this is simple• Alice Kirby is an activist and disability rights campaignerStephen Lloyd made history in the general election by becoming the first person selected from an all-disabled shortlist to win a seat. In fact, the shortlist, which was run last year by the Liberal Democrats in Eastbourne, East Sussex, in anticipation of a snap election, was the very first of its kind to be used by any party. Related: Jared O’Mara, the pub-owning first-time MP who won Nick Clegg’s seat Related: Why I stood up for British Sign Language in parliament | Dawn Butler Continue reading…

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