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Poll reveals ‘lack of understanding’ among many MPs of learning disability issues

The political party manifestos have failed to mention people with learning disabilities, and a new poll of MPs show many “do not understand” the issues this group of people face, according to a service provider. The Conservative and Labour Party manifestos contained no references to people with learning disabilities. The Green Party manifesto was similarly silent. This comes as a poll of 100 MPs released today shows that more than 60% do not believe that people with learning disabilities can be supported into paid and productive employment, an attitude which contrasts sharply with the views of experts. The poll, undertaken


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