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The purple vote: why disabled voters are getting behind Corbyn’s Labour

Disability campaigners are trying to create a "purple vote" to fight back against the pressure of Tory cuts

By Katharine Quarmby  

Disabled voters could become a force to be reckoned with—a purple vote to match pensioners' "grey vote". Photo: Prospect composite

If you want to see why disability matters in this election, just look online. On social media, some disabled people ask for assistance so that they go canvassing for Jeremy Corbyn. Others suggest phone banking and stuffing envelopes. Filmmaker Ken Loach makes a plea for voters to support Momentum, citing his research for the film, I, Daniel Blake, and the way which the “cruel” benefits sanction and assessment system…

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