Events

RNIB Scotland General Election Hustings 2019

Section: Policy into Practice Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 28/11/2019 at 18:30 - 19:30

How will prospective parliamentary candidates, if elected MPs, help make life better for people with sight loss?

RNIB Scotland is hosting a hustings in the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre at 99 George Street, Glasgow from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Doors will be open from 6pm.

Candidates will be asked to speak for three minutes before the session is thrown open to questions from the audience. Candidates appearing will be:

Tony Curtis – Conservative, Glasgow North

Carolyn Scrimgeour – Scottish Greens, East Dunbartonshire

Pam Duncan-Glancy – Labour, Glasgow North

Nicholas Moohan – Liberal Democrats, Glasgow North East

Carol Monaghan – SNP, Glasgow North West

There are many pertinent issues that blind and partially sighted people have told us are particular priorities for them including accessibility, employability and inclusion. RNIB Scotland is urging prospective MP candidates to:

* Make democracy accessible by ensuring blind and partially sighted people can vote independently and in private at all UK-wide elections and referendums.

* Ensure employment support and benefits are better attuned to the needs of blind and partially sighted people in terms of accessibility and eligibility criteria.

* Enable blind and partially sighted people to move around independently by acting on concerns over shared space schemes and promoting accessible street design.

* Prevent avoidable sight loss by working to minimise delayed and cancelled eye clinic appointments across the UK.

* Give all children with a visual impairment the best start in life by ensuring the availability of specialist support at school.

If you and representatives from your organisation would like to attend, please email cate.vallis@rnib.org.uk.

Event details

Location:University of Strathclyde's Technology and Innovation Centre
Date:28/11/2019
Time:18:30 - 19:30
Address:99 George Street
Glasgow

For more details contact

Name:Cate Vallis
Email address:cate.vallis@rnib.org.uk
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