London Vision’s Networks Manager Alex Pepper has written a round up of their latest Working Age Forum hosted by Marsha de Cordova MP on Wednesday 9th May.

London Vision had another fantastic Working Age Forum (WAF) on Wednesday evening, this time at Portcullis House where we were guests of Marsha de Cordova, the Shadow Minister for Disabled People and MP for Battersea.

With around 50 members making the journey to Westminster to hear Marsha speak, it was clear there was a lot of people interested, and we were certainly not disappointed.

Marsha talked about her experience as an MP who is visually impaired, her work to make Parliament more accessible, and to make an inclusive and equal society.

We also got a bit of a sneak peek into some of the slightly unusual tasks of an MP as it was voting day. It was quite comical at times seeing lines of MP’s rushing out of Portcullis House to make their way over to The Houses of Parliament to cast their vote. Marsha didn’t let this phase her, and even quickly made her way back after the last vote to say her goodbyes to everyone.

We’d like to thank Marsha and her Parliamentary team for having us. Our WAF members greatly enjoyed hearing Marsha speak about a typical day in the life of a member of parliament and her work, and meeting her, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and network with each other.

We look forward to our next Working Age Forum in June, and we hope to see you there.

– Alex Pepper and the London Vision team