People with learning disabilities in Salisbury are to have a good old fashioned Hustings, with 5 of the local candidates for election to Parliament lining up to tell them the reasons to vote for each of them and their parties.
“Hear My Voice” is inspired by the national Mencap campaign to get people with learning disabilities to register and vote in national and local elections. The Salisbury meeting is being attended by Conservative John Glen, Labour’s Tom Corbin, the Lib Dem candidate Reetendra Nath Bannerji, the Green’s Alison Craig and UKIP candidate Paul Martin. They will each give a brief introduction to themselves and their parties and then answer questions from an audience of people with learning disabilities and their carers.
Afternoon sessions will help with voter registration and include a session, with ballot boxes, showing people who may not have voted before what happens at a polling station.
The event, which is sponsored by the South Wilts Learning Disability Network, will take place in the centre of Salisbury on Monday April 13th: attendance is restricted to the learning disabled community and places must be reserved in advance by contacting Susie Morgan, 07745 218696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org