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6th July 2016

Stirling Council Backs SNP Calls for Inclusion of Disabled People

Councillors and Morag after the meeting

 An SNP motion calling for improved provisions within Stirling Council for elected members with disabilities has received unanimous support.

Tabled by SNP Councillors Scott Farmer and Alycia Hayes, the motion called on Stirling Council to recognise the principles of the One in five Charter. One in Five is a campaign organisation that aims to encourage, empower, and increase the political participation of disabled people in Scotland.

The motion was passed unanimously by Councillors of all parties at a recent meeting of the Full Council (30th June).

 Commenting, Stirling Council SNP Group Leader, Councillor Scott Farmer said:

“This is a very positive step forward for the equal opportunities of disabled people and it is vitally important that this message of inclusion is heard by people who have disabilities and are thinking about standing in next year’s Local Government Election.

 “An estimated 1 in 5 adults of working age have a disability and it is crucial that they are properly represented in communities throughout our society. That is why the SNP tabled this motion and I am delighted that it received unanimous support.”