On this page we are starting to list the Constituency Labour Parties that have endorsed our motion, or similar:

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 it to be accepted, in its entirety, as official Party guidance 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.

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Passed on 15 June 2018.

Brent Central

Name: Janice Long
My CLP name is: Brent Central CLP
My CLP passed the model motion at a meeting on: 21 / 02 / 2019

Message: The actual motion passed was
MOTION : SUPPORT FOR DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE LABOUR PARTY

Brent Central CLP is appalled that the UK was the first nation to be investigated by the United Nations for grave and systematic violations of the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2015. In October 2018, the “Concluding observations on the initial report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Alternative report from civil society” found the Government’s record on disability rights has worsened further since being chastised by the United Nations

This Labour Party recognises that:
• Police figures across England and Wales show a 33% increase in disability hate crime in 2017-18 compared to the previous year.
• Nearly 60 cases of disability discrimination over twenty months have been brought against the DWP, manager of the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme for employers.
• 90 disabled people are dying every month after being found fit for work and therefore not entitled to essential and potentially life-saving benefits.
• In January 2019, a report from the think tank Demos concluded that the Department for Work and Pensions had systematically failed to help ill and disabled people out of poverty.
Disabled people are facing discrimination, victimisation and harassment on a massive scale in the UK.

The human rights model of disability is the only way to address this horrific situation. Disabled people’s human rights must be enforced at every level, from the grassroots upwards. Therefore, we must respect those rights across Brent Central and in all meetings and activities of the CLP, its branches and forums.

This Labour Party resolves to:
1. Encourage branches to have speakers on to raise the profile and issues of disability both within the Labour party and in wider society
2. Actively support the CLP’s Disability Officer by making sure they can survey and contact Labour members and supporters on a regular basis, in order to identify and work with our disabled members and supporters.
3. Endorse and act upon the contents of the legal handbook produced by Disability Equality Act Labour (DEAL).
4. 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. To ensure full compliance with the Equality Act 2010, the NEC must make appropriate funding and resources (including specialist software and disability equality training) available to regions, CLPs and branches.
5. We recommend a CLP donation of £50, and encourage individual members to make what donations they feel able to towards a print run to enable the DEAL group to make the handbook available at Party events including regional and national conferences.

Brentford and Isleworth

Passed 13 June 2018.

Bridgwater and West Somerset

Passed on 20 / 06 / 2018.

Brighton Pavilion

Bristol North West

Karen Passmore.

Bristol South

https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabilityequalityactlabour/permalink/2023199251108147/

Chester

Good news! last night (10 July 2018) Chester CLP EC adopted the Legal Handbook as policy and agreed the £50 donation. Interesting discussion along the lines of ‘Why is this needed, surely the Party should have this sorted nationally?’

Trish.

Croydon North

Steve Aselford Croydon North CLP passed the motion tonight – 26 July 2018.

Disability Labour

Dover and Deal

The Deal handbook motion was passes by Dover/Deal CLP tonight after the motion wording was changed and the £50 donation was taken out. Members were concerned that it was down to volunteers to promote the handbook and the meeting asked me to pass that concern onto you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabilityequalityactlabour/permalink/2223830927711644/

Ealing Southall

Rheian Davies. 14 Sept 2018.

East Yorkshire

Passed 31 / 05 / 2018

Enfield North

Passed June 2018.

Fylde

Passed the model motion at a meeting on: 16 / 05 / 2018

Harborough

Agreed at 9 July CLP meeting.

Ipswich

Kathy Bole posted. Agreed on 26 July 2018.

Islington South & Finsbury

Passed 20/06/2018.

Kingston & Surbiton

Very pleased to let you know that Kingston& Surbiton has voted for our Handbook.

Posted 20 July 2018.

Leeds North East

Name: Sandra Wyman
My branch name is: Chapel Allerton
My branch passed the model motion at a meeting on: 13 / 11 / 2018
My CLP name is: Leeds North East
My CLP passed the model motion at a meeting on: 29 / 11 / 2018

Leicester West

Put by Fosse branch.

Mansfield

Northampton

Claire Harris.

North Cornwall

Passed 19 / 06 / 2018.

Open Labour logo.

Open Labour

A motion to support us and share our examples of good practice. Passed July 2018.

Tweet as below.

This on Twitter from James William Jacobs:

“I was absolutely delighted and #proud to move this #OpenLabour motion that was carried unanimously.

Resolution 6: Solidarity with disabled people.
National Committee.

Open Labour notes the ever increasing pressure on disabled people as the main victims of austerity, and the increased urgency this brings to their proper representation in the Labour Party and its structures.

Open Labour resolves to support Disability Equality ACT Labour and help to spread its examples of good practice to CLPs. We Also resolve to work closely with Project 125 to make the Party as accessible as possible to disabled people.”

James you HERO!!!!!!!

Orpington

My CLP name is: ORPINGTON
My CLP passed the model motion at a meeting on: 27 / 06 / 2018

Message: At the CLP AGM all attendees voted in favour of the motion.

Pendle

Passed 29 June 2018.

Penrith and Border

7 September.

Josephine Dickinson

Ribble Valley

David Hinder
Secretary
Ribble Valley CLP

Salisbury

https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabilityequalityactlabour/permalink/2313224318772304/

Sedgefield

https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabilityequalityactlabour/permalink/2012726505488755/

Socialist Health Association

https://www.sochealth.co.uk

South Norfolk

https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabilityequalityactlabour/permalink/2330170303744372/

Thanet South

South Thanet passed our motion for adoption of the DEAL handbook 30 July 2018

Helen Whitehead

Vauxhall

Motion passed 31 May 2018

Warrington South

Name: Andy Heaver
My CLP passed the model motion at a meeting on: 27 / 07 / 2018

Weston super Mare

https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabilityequalityactlabour/permalink/2002547296506676/

Withington

https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabilityequalityactlabour/permalink/2330170303744372/

Woking

Passed 5 June 2018.