We’re going to be at the Disability Hustings event in central London this afternoon. Candidates representing three of the main political parties will be answering questions from an audience of more than 160 people with disabilities, including visual impairment, ahead of the election on 8 June.
It will cover the big issues facing disabled people, including the social care funding crisis, disability benefits and employment.
The candidates taking part in the hustings event are:
- Penny Mordaunt – Conservative MP for Portsmouth North since 2010 and Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health
- Kate Green – Labour MP for Stretford and Urmston since 2010 and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
- Baroness Brinton – President of the Liberal Democrats
The hustings will be chaired by David Brindle, the Public Services editor at the Guardian.
You can watch the hustings event live online between 2.30-4pm today via this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Tod7hqVHNk8. There will be speech-to-text reporting visible in the live feed and there will also be a transcript available after.
You can join in the conversation by tweeting your questions to the candidates using the hashtag #disabilityhustings.
The hustings event has been organised by the Disability Benefits Consortium, Disability Charities Consortium and the Care and Support Alliance.