- Election Day is tomorrow. My Way Access, along with Omagh Chamber of Commerce and Leonard Cheshire in Northern Ireland, sent out an Election Disability Pledge to all candidates.
During a recent event with the Equality Commissioner in Omagh it was proposed that My Way Access, Omagh Chamber of Commerce and Leonard Cheshire would ask Candidates in the Local Elections to consider issues that impact on disabled people in our community. We ask for your pledge.
Dermot Devlin Bronagh Gormley Katherine McElroy
My Way Access Omagh Chamber of Commerce Leonard Cheshire
Commitment to Support People of Disability
I, the undersigned, pledge to consider the needs of people with disability and their carers once I am elected as a local Councillor. I agree that people with disability should be supported by council services and programmes to live, learn, and work as independently as they can.
I will do my best to ensure the council consults people with disability and their carers in relation to policy, access to buildings, provision of transport and the planning of public buildings and spaces.
I will support greater access for children and young people with disability to council play areas and summer schemes, champion better access to shops and services and encourage people with disability to play an active part in public life.
Candidate Name _________________________
Below is the names of the candidates you have signed the pledge to say they will work on behalf off all people with disabilities within the council to ensure their needs are met and now forgotten about by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.
|Sorcha McAnespy||Independent||Omagh DEA|
|Emmet McAleer||Independent||Mid Tyrone DEA|
|Will Convey||Independent||Omagh DEA|
|Stephen McCann||Sinn Fein||West Tyrone DEA|
|Joanne Donnelly||Independent||Omagh DEA|
|Lee Hawkes||SDLP||Omagh DEA|
|Josephine Deehan||Independent||Omagh DEA|
|Susan Glass||Green Party NI||Omagh DEA|
|Jacinta McKeown||SDLP||Omagh DEA|
|Noeleen Hayes||Sinn Fein||Erne East DEA|
|Barry Brown||CISTA||Omagh DEA|
|Margaret Swift||Aontú||Omagh DEA|
|Cathal McCrory||Aontú||West Tyrone DEA|
|Errol Thompson||DUP||Omagh DEA|
|Stephen Donnelly||Alliance Party||Omagh DEA|
If any candidates have not signed the pledge to date, please message in the comments before and I will add you to the list. Pledge can be forwarded to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at a later date.