Disabled People’s Challenge to the next Mayor of London

Our Manifesto for the next Mayor- Read it, share it!

The link to a pdf and word version of the manifesto are below. Please feel free to use and refer to and to pass on ! We have some limited hard copies available to on request.

There are 1.2 million Deaf/Disabled people in London and the last Mayoral Election was won by a margin of just 62,000 votes  – this shows we can make our voice heard in this very important election.

We have written to all 4 main Mayoral candidates : Sian Berry from the Green Party, Zac Goldsmith from the Conservative Party, Sadiq Khan from the Labour Party and Caroline Pidgeon from the LibDem Party asking them to sign up to our Manifesto asks . We are also posing the following six questions to the candidates:

  1. What will you do to ensure that Disabled Londoners and our user-led organisations are fully involved in City Hall work that affects us?
  2. What will you do to tackle the growing disability inequality gap in London?
  3. What will you do to improve the way Disability Hate Crime is tackled?
  4. What will you do to  promote Disabled peoples uptake of  GLA apprenticeships?
  5. What will you do to ensure that disabled & older people are involved in the planning and design of transport services?
  6. What will you do to improve the dearth of accessible minicabs in London?

We will collate their responses and pass on so you can share with your service users and members where candidates stand on our key issues.