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Vital to ensure those with learning disabilities express their views at the ballot box

In this guest blog, Sandie Foxall-Smith, chief executive officer of Regard Group, outlines why she believes awareness of political issues should be part of daily life for people with learning disabilities. Amid all the facts and figures that have been debated in the run-up to the general election, there is one statistic I have found particularly worrying: only a third of people with a learning disability in the UK vote at elections. This statistic, from charity Mencap, is troubling as it shows the majority of a group of people who need support in their daily lives are not having their


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