Letter: Disabled voters are waiting

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The Independent Online
Sir: It is interesting to note that during the election fervour, presently gripping the country, no mention has been made about disability issues. As one in ten of the population is reputed to have a disability, this represents a large voting bloc within society.

If the parties wish to have our votes then they must address the issues. Since 1981 (Year of the Disabled) much was promised, yet very little has progressed into fruition. The sad spectacle of the minister for the disabled effectively defeating a disability bill was for the majority of disabled people the last straw. Politicians, wake up to disability issues, we are waiting with interest.

THOMAS B M WINGROVE

Dartford

Kent

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