I’m Wayne Blackburn, a Borough Councillor in Pendle and the Disability and Mental Health Champion for Pendle Borough Council.
I am the Vice Chair (Membership) for Pendle CLP, Secretary for Lancashire’s Local Campaign Forum and Chair of Pendle Labour Group. I am also a Unite Community member. I have stood for Borough and County Council elections, as well as being the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Pendle in June 2017. I have been a member of the Executive Committee of Disability Labour since September 2014.
I have a number of conditions, both visible and hidden, which affect my daily life.
I am standing to be Co-Chair because I want to see change in Disability Labour. It’s time we change the way Disability Labour works for our members and for the wider Party. We have a duty to be open and transparent and ensure engagement and representation. Disability Labour needs new leadership and an Executive fully committed to its members.
I am proud to be part of the DEAL team of candidates and ask that you support the DEAL team for an open and accountable Disability Labour – campaigning for all disabled people.
Watch and listen to Wayne reading his candidate statement below: