Workers’ Party Westminster candidate for Upper Bann Damien Harte has raised his voice in support of people with a learning disability.
Mr Harte has signed up for Mencap’s Hear my voice campaign which is about empowering people with a learning disability and their families to have their voices heard by their local MPs and candidates in the lead up to the May 2015 General Election.
“There are 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK but many feel they are not listened to by those in power and the issues they that are important to them – like hate crime, better healthcare and education – are often not talked about.”
He added: “People with a learning disability and their families are as much a part of our society as anyone else and deserve to have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. I am listening and I hope that many more MPs and potential candidates will do the same by getting on board with Mencap’s Hear my voice campaign.”
Damien Harte has signed-up to say he is listening on the new Hear my voice website: www.hear-my-voice-org-uk