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About Mike Oliver

Britain is a country which once made and has now lost its Giant…
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Gerard Smyth

I have been disabled all of my live, growing up I have experienced…
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Blatent discrimination

I am now a 60 year old man who is virtually housebound. I take…
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Having to be bolshy

Our LGC meetings are currently in an inaccessible place- not…
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Uncaring

I do not see detail so recognising who is there when I walk into…
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No quarter given

My CLP refuses to let me telephone canvass or pay for a scooter…
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Wheelchairs, toilets and crutches

I had an argument with a branch chair who said a venue was accessible.…
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Conference

As a CLP women's officer and a wheelchair-user, I have had excellent…
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Conference, wheelchairs and Rex

The one time I went to Labour Party Conference, I was made to…
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Wheelchair access

Attending a regional conference, using my wheelchair, there was…
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Made to feel useless

During all our campaigns I feel incredibly useless. When I was…