The votes of more than two million parents of disabled children could still be up for grabs this election, a new poll has revealed. FE News reports.
The survey of nearly 1,000 parents, released today, shows that 92% would be likely to vote for a party that committed to improving their disabled child’s support.
The poll, conducted by the National Deaf Children’s Society and four disability campaigning groups, also shows that nine in ten parents don’t feel their child currently gets enough support.
The National Deaf Children’s Society, which designed the poll, is now urging every political party to outline exactly how they will improve support for the UK’s 1.1 million disabled children.
Steve Haines, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: “It’s time for every political party to take on this challenge and commit to providing the support these children need and the world class education they deserve. Only then will we see who is prepared to give disabled children what they need, and who simply is not.”
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