Some people with a learning disability from three groups in the West Midlands and academics from University of Wolverhampton did a research project in 2015 about the experience and views of people with a learning disability on getting involved in the elections.
The three groups were Dudley Voices for Choice, Friends 2 Friends from Lichfield and Building Bridges Training.
Why was this research done?
To include people with learning disabilities in politics more
Because fewer people with learning disabilities are registered to vote
Because there has been prejudice towards voters with disabilities
Because prejudice is an unfair dislike of something or of a group of people.
To raise awareness to improve political rights and support Article 29 of the UNCRPD, ‘Participation in political and public life’
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