Vision impaired Labour MP voted into the House of Commons

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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.

Read the full article in the Telegraph

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