Disability Labour have nominated Jeremy Corbyn for Leader of the Labour Party.
Dave Allan, the Chair of the Group, today said
"We are delighted to nominate Jeremy Corbyn for Leader of the Labour Party. His support for disabled people and our campaigns has been unswerving over many years, and we wish him well in his campaign for re-election.
The vote was taken by the national executive and Jeremy Corbyn was voted by majority.
Disability Labour supports The DPAC letter
To: Mr Jeremy Corbyn MP. Leader of the Labour Party
CC: Mr John McDonnell MP. Shadow Chancellor
Letter in support of Jeremy Corbyn from Deaf and Disabled people and our allies
We are writing this letter in support of your campaign to remain Leader of the Labour Party and a future Prime Minister of this Country.
You have supported deaf and disabled people’s causes for many, many years. You have spoken in Parliament. You have voted against vicious welfare reforms that have blighted our lives, often having to rebel against the Whip to do so.
You have campaigned with us during court vigils, at street protests and you spoke at the ‘10,000 cuts and counting’ memorial for people who had died as a result of welfare reform.
During our campaign to save the ILF when we asked the then Labour Leadership for help and got none, you publicly supported our campaign.
We also recognise the long term and steadfast support of one of our, and your, strongest allies – John McDonnell.
You have supported deaf and disabled people in so many ways over so many years and now it is time for us to have a chance to rally in support of you and John.
We know that you have devoted your political life to supporting people and causes that really do matter to people in this country and around the world.
So we know that when you talk about a new kind of politics that you mean a politics that puts people, people like us, first.
As you fight to retain leadership of the Labour Party, please know that Deaf and Disabled people and our allies are with you in spirit and actively supporting your campaign.