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One in Five Campaign

  • Submitted by: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 August 2016
  • Motion reference: S5M-00926

That the Parliament recognises the One in Five campaign’s discussion paper, Scotland 2021; believes that only one self-identifying disabled MSP was elected to the Parliament in 2016; understands that disabled people face additional barriers when seeking elected office; welcomes the Access to Elected Office Fund Scotland, which supports disability-related expenses or support and will enable disabled people to participate fully as candidates or prospective candidates in the 2017 Scottish local authority elections, and encourages all elected representatives to undertake disability equality training.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Ruth Davidson, James Dornan, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Iain Gray, Jamie Greene, Ross Greer, Alison Harris, Clare Haughey, Liam Kerr, John Lamont, Richard Leonard, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Margaret Mitchell, Oliver Mundell, Ash Regan, Douglas Ross, Michael Russell, Liz Smith, Stewart Stevenson, Alexander Stewart, David Stewart, Maree Todd, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle, Andy Wightman