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Remember you need to be registered to vote by April 20th.Click here for link to register

If you need a postal vote then this needs to be with your local electoral office by 21st April. You must be registered first click here for link on postal vote form

Also dont forget the DPAC revenge tour -here’s another chance to let them know what you think of them from Mcvey to IDS-please let us know if you’re arranging anything. See links on Facebook

 General Revenge Tour

Ditch the Witch

IDS the Butcher of Benefits must go

For another change sign our petition because: disabled people have had enough……every sign-up sends an email to IDS . Click here for link

Picture with campaiging banners, with the text "Disabled People have had enough"

DPAC does not support any political party-but we certainly dont support the Tories -lets make sure they’re not allowed back just because some of us didnt vote! Oh and remember a vote for UKIP is a vote for the Tories

Who 2 Vote 4 Logo

Here are some pictures from the launch of the Operation Disabled Vote London Bus Launch which took place in Brixton and Croydon on Monday 13th April.

Sabina Lahur at the information table operation disabled vote brixton.

Sabina Lahur at the information table operation disabled vote brixton.Sabina Lahur at the information table operation disabled vote brixton.

(left to right) Sabina Lahur, Paula Peters, Sandra Albery and Sean McGovern at the information table for operation disabled vote outside the operation disabled vote bus, Brixton launch)

(left to right) Sabina Lahur, Paula Peters, Sandra Albery and Sean McGovern at the information table for operation disabled vote outside the operation disabled vote bus, Brixton launch)

Sabina lahur and Paula Peters (holding a easy read version of the voter registration form at the operation disabled vote information table Brixton launch)

Sabina lahur and Paula Peters (holding a easy read version of the voter registration form at the operation disabled vote information table Brixton launch)

Staff members from People First (Brixton) left to right, Andrew Lee, Ray Johnson, Amy (Campaign and Policy officer for People First) and Stephen Asleford at the launch of Operation Disabled Vote.

Staff members from People First (Brixton) left to right, Andrew Lee, Ray Johnson, Amy (Campaign and Policy officer for People First) and Stephen Asleford at the launch of Operation Disabled Vote.

Group photo outside the Operation Disabled Vote bus at Brixton.

Group photo outside the Operation Disabled Vote bus at Brixton.

Ellen Clifford and Sabina Lahur at the information table on the Operation Disabled Vote bus launch in Brixton.

Ellen Clifford and Sabina Lahur at the information table on the Operation Disabled Vote bus launch in Brixton.

Stephen Asleford sitting in the Operation Disabled Vote bus.

Stephen Asleford sitting in the Operation Disabled Vote bus.

Roger Lewis at the launch of Operation Disabled Vote bus launch in Brixton.

Roger Lewis at the launch of Operation Disabled Vote bus launch in Brixton.

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  5 Responses to “Make sure you can vote-vote the Tories out!”

  1. I do not know I cannot in all honesty be bothered voting for any of them, I was over on Labour list a supposed left of center group which today is banning anyone for saying anything about Labour.

    Labour is fighting to get 11 million disabled people to vote, because we must remove the Tories who have affected disabled peoples lives. The bedroom tax and all the other things have caused the disabled people serious issue.

    I wrote hold on, the labour party brought in Freud, ESA, WCA, ATOS, and Unum Provident, and the new medical was all about forcing people back to work then you had Purnell and I got myself banned. a few months ago somebody put up and article from here about disability issues it was removed in minutes.

    Today labour are working on people voting labour it says 11 million people must vote labour to get out the Tories, rubbish it’s to get labour elected. then labour goes off on a rant saying labour would get people into work, they would help us find job and we would be out of poverty by working.

    Not to long ago labour was the party of working people not welfare or benefits.

    Labour Tories two pees in the same pod.

    No I will not be voting.

    • All valid points tbh.

      I just realise by not voting labour I will empower the tories, so voting labour on that front makes sense to me. As for their other policies I think they would mellow over time,

      I agree with what you are saying about Labour, they did start the initiative to cut the welfare cost, but I also think they would not have been as merciless as the tories, human rights was always a labour flagship and while they might now talk about not linking it to disabled and vulnerable people this close to an election, I fully expect that to change either because Labour will wake up to the fact that they are a left wing party and not the right wing, or because having the EU law in place will put pressure on them and provide campaigners with a stick to stop Labour abusing our rights.

      Remember that strike action under Labour actually had an effect, under the tories it just ended up with them cutting the number of actions, campaigns etc. I don’t say that strike action is the way to go, but Labour have always been more interested in opinions than tories.

      As you know tories plan to remove the EU human rights act and have a British one, that would be an absolute disaster for disabled and vulnerable people.

  2. I sincerely hope Cameron and Co are history on May 8th
    The thought of him and his evil regime being returned to office is truly frightening

  3. 11 MILLION DISABLED VOTE ALSO INCLUDES THE LOST POOR GREY VOTE

    Vote different and get a majority anti austerity cuts group of parties UK parliament.

    Otherwise get a TORY / LABOUR COALITION from Yougov prediction April 9th poll

    277 Labour

    264 Tories

    28 Lib Dems

    LABOUR CONTINUES TORY CUTS

    Labour Manifesto Launch April 13th.

    Labour will keep the despised Work Capability Assessment, possibly making it worse with the ominous threat of it becoming even more work focused.

    This will come with a new, no doubt mandatory ‘support programme’ for sick and disabled claimants – by which Labour probably mean workfare.

    There are no plans to halt the closure of the Independent Living Fund,
    reverse the atrocious reforms to Council Tax Benefits,
    scrap or even reduce benefit sanctions and
    Labour think Universal Credit is a good idea in principle.

    Labour will keep the despised Work Capability Assessment, possibly making it worse with the ominous threat of it becoming even more work focused.

    This will come with a new, no doubt mandatory ‘support programme’ for sick and disabled claimants – by which Labour probably mean workfare.

    There are no plans to halt the closure of the Independent Living Fund, reverse the atrocious reforms to Council Tax Benefits, scrap or even reduce benefit sanctions and they think Universal Credit is a good idea in principle.

    VOTE SNP IN ALL 59 MP SEATS IN SCOTLAND

    Reduces 1 Tory and 11 Lib Dems and 40 Labour.

    Ensures SNP voice loudest in UK parliament.

    SNP is paying council tax support and Bedroom of poor Scots.

    What SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon on the Leaders’ Debate
    http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2015/apr/snp-challenge-westminster-disability-benefit-cuts

    …”Rolling out Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) to replace Disability Living Allowance will see over 100,000 working age disabled people in Scotland lose some or all of their benefit by 2018 – representing a cut of £300 million a year, with a loss of at least £1,120 a year per person who loses out. Some 47,000 disabled people in Scotland are expected to lose up to £2,964 a year as a consequence of changes in eligibility to the mobility component.

    At UK level, the cut in disability benefit represents nearly £3 billion a year by 2017/18, with over a million people losing out.

    The SNP propose a modest increase in public spending in real terms in order to stop proposed cuts – and support halting the roll out of Personal Independence Payments to stop the “savage cuts” to disability benefits.” …”Labour’s track record in Scotland is voting with the Tories and Lib Dems against halting the roll-out of PIPs.” …

    VOTE PLAID CYMRU in all of Wales.
    Train 1000 more doctors and against cuts to NHS in Wales.

    VOTE IN ENGLAND:

    TUSC – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

    1 in 5 parliamentary seats set to have a TUSC choice on 7 May ,
    but getting nil national media coverage at all, just all real anti austerity parties.

    TUSC is fielding the biggest working class challenge in generations on 7 May

    TUSC PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST FRIDAY APRIL 17TH

    Watch out for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition party political broadcast on
    Friday April 17th….. BBC2: 5.55pm… ITV: 6.25pm… BBC1: 6.55pm… Channel4: 7.55pm

    EXAMPLE TUSC POLICIES ON DISABLED:

    Noreen explains why she’s standing as an MP for TUSC in the general election in Salford and Eccles on Thursday 7 May.

    …”I feel the need to fight the most vulnerable people in Salford because they are getting a rough deal from both the government and council.

    I’m standing for TUSC because all through our fight for transport for disabled adults, TUSC supporters were there too. They are genuine. We are genuine.

    We need an MP who will fight for the most vulnerable – for the homeless, for the elderly, for those unable to voice their opinions. I don’t want to see the city that has been so good to me dragged to its knees. I want to stand up for the people of Salford”.

    Read more:
    http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/campaign/Disability/Disabled/20371

    WHERE NOT TUSC CANDIDATE IN ENGLAND:

    VOTE

    SOCIALIST GB – SAME POLICIES AS TUSC

    MEBYON KERNOW in all of Cornwall – votes out Tories and Lib Dem MPs – a socialist alternative

    THE LEFT UNITY PARTY

    THE LEFT UNITY PARTY MANIFESTO 2015 – DISABLED

    The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) has been misused to force disabled people off benefits and has caused distress and poverty.

    It is unfit for purpose and must be scrapped (see Social Security) – the results will be the same whether ATOS runs it or any other contractor.

    Disabled people should be supported to work but never penalised by the benefits system.

    Other benefit cuts, justified using unfair media attacks on benefit claimants, are having a disproportionate effect on disabled people.

    The Independent Living Fund and Disability Living Allowance should be reinstated – these are vital benefits for basic day-to-day life.

    As a party Left Unity supports disabled people’s campaigns and aims to be accessible to all.

    http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

    • I don’t think there could ever be a torie/labour coalition and the idea of being represented by an MP is laudable, however I would rather have a whole political party in power than just one MP in one area. Splitting the vote off from the main opposition to the tories, would actually empower the tories, by taking a vote that would have gone to Labour and putting it to where it won’t count against the tories.

      So for me, I will be voting the opposition that will hopefully oust the tories.

      I think any government that comes into power on the back of anti-austerity is going to have their work cut out for them just to try and review all the decisions that were previously made and dismantle the existing system, there would be no foreseeable change in the first few years, except the hope that whoever it is, is more interested in human rights than the tories.

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