This virtual event will look at what moves can be taken to ensure more disabled people have opportunities for employment. The event will be Chaired by the CDG's Policy Lead, Michelle Lowe. The panelists for the event are as follows:
- Katrina Sale - Katrina an invisible disability and works for the Conservative Party. She is currently setting up a recruitment company for people with neurological disorders that focuses on peoples' gifts and talents.
- Harry Newton - Harry is a 30 year old gregarious West Yorkshire lad who now lives in a beautiful part of rural South West Wiltshire near Salisbury with his parents. He was born with cerebral palsy from birth and is permanently in a wheelchair. For some 12 and a half years he was a member of the Labour Party, but due to their policies he found himself marginalised.
He has a particular interest in paid employment for people with disabilities, empowering individuals and removing barriers and obstacles. Due to his condition he has found this area sadly lacking and paid employment opportunities difficult to find - this has led him to seek voluntary opportunities. He has a keen interest in social issues regarding disability, the homeless and the marginalised. He is also a regular blogger about his daily life.
His charismatic Christian faith keeps him grounded. Attending a local church on the Salisbury Plain his charismatic faith is fundamentally important to him.
He is keen on all sports and achieved grade 1 cricket umpiring.
He completed a long distance politics OU course by going back and doing an access to FE course. While attending a non-maintained boarding school and college outside of Alton in East Hampshire. A relatively new party member - Harry joined the Party in October 2019 - he has wasted no time in getting involved with various groups across the Conservative Party. These include the Conservative Christian Fellowship (CCF) and his local hub of the South West Conservative Policy Forum (CPF) and at his local association level.
Harry also has a passion for supporting the Blue Wall 2019 Conservative Intake through his grassroots membership of the Southwest regional Blue-Collar Conservatives hub and he is also a member of the Tory Reform Group (TRG). He is also a member of the Executive of the Conservative Disability Group (CDG) and a regular participant at the CDG's events. Harry's Twitter Handles are @Wheelchairchap1 and @HumanDisabled Harry's website can be accessed here.
- Jonathan Smith - Jonathan is a member of the CDG.
This event is for CDG members. To register for this event please visit the contact section of the CDG website.