On Friday 12th June 2020 the Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party - The Rt. Hon. Amanda Milling MP - hosted a virtual round table event with the Conservative Disability Group to discuss our 'Accessible Politics' project to ensure more disabled people are involved in the Conservative Party.
Our delegation was led by our President - The Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP - and also included two of our Parliamentary Champions - from the Scottish Parliament - Jeremy Balfour MSP - and from the House of Commons - Paul Bristow MP. Members from the CDG set out the aims of our 'Accessible Politics' project and our work as a group to see more disabled people become involved in the Conservative Party and elected to public office.
"It was good to meet you, great discussion and looking forward to working together!"
The Rt. Hon. Amanda Milling MP - Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party
We had a very positive discussion and it is clear that the Party Co-Chairman, the Conservative Party and Conservative Campaign Head Quarters (CCHQ) are all committed to continue working in partnership with the team at the CDG to see further progress in this area. There are many exciting plans ahead and we will be providing further information and updates in the near future.
We would like to thank all of our members who contributed with their proposals to bring to the attention of the Party Co-Chairman, as well as the input and support of our President and Parliamentary Champions who attended. Finally we would like to say thank you to The Rt. Hon. Amanda Milling MP and her team at CCHQ for their ongoing support and commitment in this area. We are determined to build on the success of this event so that we can continue to work in partnership to achieve sustained changes in our party to ensure more involvement and participation of disabled people.
To find out more about our 'Accessible Politics' project please click here.