Welcome to DEAL – Disability Equality ACT Labour.

Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party

by Disability Equality ACT Labour

This new legal handbook gives you the information you need to ensure you are not acting in breach of equality legislation.

At a time of unprecedented growth in membership for the Labour Party, what do activists, branches, CLPs, regions and the NEC need to do to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and ensure disabled members can fully participate?

Essential reading for activists, officers, staff, candidates and representatives.

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“Thanks to everyone who worked on this – a really clear and helpful document. Let’s hope it’s a springboard for addressing some of the long-term issues that still prevent disabled people from being able to participate fully in the Party.”

Simon Lydiard. Secretary of Stockwell Branch Labour Party, member of Vauxhall CLP Executive Committee.

John McDonnell says:

‘Wow, it’s a fantastic piece of work…

Thanks for this great and much needed initiative.’

Photo of John McDonnell.

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“It is a remarkably good document… I do know a lot of very hard work and legal advice has gone into producing it and I personally commend its authors for their dedication and hard work on behalf our Party.”

Steve Tomlinson, Unite Disabilities Rep and Disabilities Campaigner.

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“It will be on the reading list for anyone who wants to be a City Councillor in Leicester in 2019.”

Graham Wheatley,

Leicester Local Campaign Forum secretary.

Put our model motion to your branch!

We are an informal group campaigning for disability equality in the Labour Party.

Here is our model motion for you to put to your branch in support of our legal handbook:

This branch welcomes the legal handbook “Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party”, produced and published free online at disabilityequalityactlabour.org by the Disability Equality Act Labour group.

The hard work that has gone into this document by disabled Labour Party members and experts in the field of disability equality are to be commended.

We recommend the handbook to our CLP and call for the NEC to accept it, in its entirety, as official internal policy at all levels of the Party.

We recommend a CLP donation of £50, and encourage individual members to make what donations they feel able to, on gofundme.com/disabilityhandbook, towards a print run to enable the group to make the handbook available at Party events including regional and national conferences.

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Our Facebook group is where the bulk of our work happens.

Join us there to make suggestions about what we should do to get our legal handbook accepted as internal Party policy by the NEC and all Party structures.

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Help us to get the handbook printed!

We want to do a print run of Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party. It would be great to have copies to hand people at events and meetings, including national conference. Can you help us raise the money we need to do this?

Please share our gofundme campaign to your branch, CLP and trade union

Click here to go to our gofundme campaign

Suggestions

Please use the form below to send your ideas for additions for the next edition of Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party.

Many thanks.

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Image: cover of Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party. Our new legal handbook for Labour Party members.

We are now collaborating on writing an accessibility guide.

If you are an expert by experience or practice and would like to take part, just visit our collaborative writing website.