*What has @jeremycorbyn done for disabled people?

My intention with this post is to show an example of how Jeremy Corbyn has been a friend and supporter of disabled people, whilst sadly, Owen Smith has not.

Here’s proof. Below is the list of MPs who attended the #WOWdebate on 27th February 2014, as hard as I look I can’t see the name Owen Smith can you?

Labour

John McDonnell

Liz Kendall

Chris Williamson

Anne McGuire

Yvonne Fovargue

Sheila Gilmore

Debbie Abrahams

Anne Begg

Ian Murray

Simon Danczuk

Ian Mearns

Grahame M. Morris

Dennis Skinner

Yasmin Qureshi

Jim Sheridan

Katy Clark

Ian Lavery

Mark Lazarowicz

Kate Green

Madeleine Moon

Jeremy Corbyn

Green

Caroline Lucas

Conservative

George Hollingbery

Graham Evans

Guto Bebb

Angela Watkinson

Mike Penning

Liberal Democrats

Julian Huppert

Alan Reid

SDLP

Mark Durkan

SNP

Eilidh Whiteford

Not only did Jeremy Corbyn support #WOWpetition he spoke, here’s some of his speech ….

1.57 pm

Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North) (Lab): I apologise to my hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) and the House for not being here at the start of the debate. I was holding an advice bureau in my constituency, where all the problems that we have been discussing today came vividly to light. I compliment my hon. Friend on securing the debate and those who put the petition together.

I draw attention to what my hon. Friends the Members for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) and for Wansbeck (Ian Lavery) have just said: disability can happen to any of us. At any time we can be a moment away from a major accident or a day or two away from the diagnosis of a terminal 
27 Feb 2014 : Column 465 (from Hansard; further read here http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140227/debtext/140227-0002.htm)

Having gone through Hansard, I can confirm there’s no message of support from Owen Smith ….

So yet again here’s evidence of Jeremy’s support for disabled people. He also never abstained on the Welfare Bill, as did, guess who? Yes, Owen Smith …..

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/these-are-the-184-labour-mps-who-didn-t-vote-against-the-tories-welfare-bill-10404831.html

Oh, and Owen Smith lobbied for Pfizer, the huge pharmaceutical company responsible for inflating the cost of our medication, including heart and epilepsy meds ….

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3705115/New-furore-Owen-Smith-s-Pfizer-job-Labour-leadership-contender-lobbied-drugs-giant-employer-pressure-developing-country-paying-TEN-TIMES-going-rate-heart-drug.html

http://www.fiercepharma.com/regulatory/british-watchdog-cracks-down-on-pfizer-for-huge-price-hikes-on-epilepsy-drug

So I’m agreeing with @Dis_PPL_Protest and their decision to support Jeremy.

Disabled people need someone fighting their (our) corner, we don’t need someone who isn’t!

Here’s a brief reminder of the (first) #WOWpetition. We made history by becoming the first group of disabled people to secure a debate in the Chamber, as tweeted to me (as @wowpetitonchat) by @johnmcdonnellMP ** Over 104k people signed that petition which secured the debate.

*the subtext of course is, what Owen Smith has NOT done for disabled people ….

As always these thoughts/words are my own, however I have had consent and support from @chessmartinez prior to publishing.

Bolshie Bear aka Jane

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