Blatent discrimination

I am now a 60 year old man who is virtually housebound. I take very short rides on my scooter about every two weeks, very local, and if and when a taxi. I joined the Labour Party, late 2015/2016. When I first joined there was no alternative…

Having to be bolshy

Our LGC meetings are currently in an inaccessible place- not much in it, there is a ramp at the front of the building but there is a step from the pavement onto the site. I did eventually get the point across but it took a while- now waiting…

Uncaring

I do not see detail so recognising who is there when I walk into a meeting or turn up at a meeting point is very difficult. I have spoken about this and asked people to approach me and tell me their names. Very few do. More often than not…

No quarter given

My CLP refuses to let me telephone canvass or pay for a scooter hire. Or meet in an accessible room with a hearing loop. Rona L Topaz

Wheelchairs, toilets and crutches

I had an argument with a branch chair who said a venue was accessible. What he meant was a ramp into the rear room we were using directly from the outside. The fact a wheelchair user couldn't get to the bar was "ok because someone will go for…

Conference

As a CLP women's officer and a wheelchair-user, I have had excellent support and no access difficulties within our party locally. I did find the conference facilities in Brighton quite challenging after being sent around the houses for everything…

Conference, wheelchairs and Rex

The one time I went to Labour Party Conference, I was made to sit in my wheelchair in the aisle. I had people calling me a fire hazard. I had people climbing on me to get into empty seats. I had told CAC that I needed room for my assistance…

Wheelchair access

Attending a regional conference, using my wheelchair, there was no access to the room where voting for the regional board was taking place. I was required to fill in my ballot paper in a public corridor, and then the ballot box was brought out…

Made to feel useless

During all our campaigns I feel incredibly useless. When I was first elected I did hours of phone banks. Since my anxiety issues I get petrified. I have asked repeatedly to stuff envelopes at home as our CLP office is rather inaccessible.…

Door knocking

I attended an Action Day last Saturday and was greeted by our Campaign Coordinator with “oh, are you able to go door knocking?” Me: “No, you know I can’t.“ Campaign Co-ordinator: “Well we’ve got no telephones for you.” This…