The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on the article ‘‘Participation of Learning Disabled People in the Parliamentary Election of 2019 in the United Kingdom’’.
Personal experience of advocating in Australia for the rights of people with learning disabilities to vote and to receive the necessary support to do so.
People with learning disabilities have persistently been excluded from political participation. This is an abuse of their human rights.
There are many barriers to the political participation of people with learning disabilities, and advocacy on a number of fronts will be necessary to achieve change.
This article is adapted from a report written for the Centre for Welfare Reform (Potocnik, 2019).
Potocnik, M. (2021), "Commentary on “Participation of learning disabled people in the parliamentary election of 2019 in the United Kingdom”", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 73-76. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-03-2021-0006
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