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Liz supports a petition against smears on disabled people

[22/11/2013 | No comment]

IMG_1014My constituent Jayne Linney recently came to Parliament to present a petition urging the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee to hold Iain Duncan-Smith to account for his persistent misuse of statistics about disability benefit claimants.

An online petition organised by Jayne has gathered more than 105,000 signatures, and I presented it to Parliament along with Kate Green, Labour’s Shadow Disability Minister. The petition has been successful and the Work and Pensions Committee has since announced it will grill the Secretary of State on his use of statistics on 9th December.

I’m very pleased to have been able to help Jayne and her fellow campaigners, and ensure their voices heard loud and clear in Parliament.

You can read more about this story here and follow Jayne’s campaign on her


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