Last Thursday’s General Election saw a vision impaired Labour candidate elected to parliament. Marsha de Cordova , who is registered blind, beat former Conservative minister Jane Ellison by 25,292 votes to 22,876.
In her victory speech she said, “as a visually-impaired person myself, I feel passionately about the rights of disabled people.”
A second disabled Labour MP also won a seat. Jared O’Mara, who has Cerebral Palsy Hemiparesis, took the seat for Sheffield Hallam from former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, with 21,881 votes to 19,756.
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