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Guidance for political parties on disability discrimination


Guidance has been published by the Home Office about ensuring that political parties do not discriminate against disabled people:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/equalities/public-political-equality/disabled-access-guidance/


The Every Vote! Counts project was set up because not many people with a learning disability vote in elections, get involved in politics or have a say in how the country is run:

http://www.everyvotecounts.org.uk/


RADAR is the Royal Association for Disability Rights. RADAR has published an MPs Guide on Disability:

http://www.radar.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Doc_09_MPsGuideonDisability_201011.pdf


Rethink Mental Illness published Rethink politics:

http://www.rethink.org/mental_health_shop/products/rethink_publications/rethink_politics.html


MIND The All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health, supported by Mind, Rethink, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Stand to Reason, has developed an election compact on mental health for the 2010 general election campaign.

http://www.mind.org.uk/assets/0000/7488/election_compact.pdf


Operation Black Vote OBV aims to increase political representation of black and minority ethnic communities

http://www.obv.org.uk/home


Election access is a global initiative to enfranchise people with disabilities: http://www.electionaccess.org/  


Election access has a page on UK electoral laws:

http://www.electionaccess.org/LR/Countries M-Z/United_Kingdom.htm


The international Foundation for Electoral Systems:

http://www.ifes.org/Content/Topics/People-with-Disabilities.aspx


Mental Disability Advocacy Centre

http://mdac.info/political-participation

Time to Change Campaign

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/news/mps-not-immune-mental-health-problems


Our Democratic Heritage

http://www.odh.org.uk



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