One of the goals of Disability Medway Network is to encourage people with disabilities to become an active member within their societies and to get the voice heard.
In February I got selected to stand as a candidate in the May 2nd local elections. The overall experience was really fun. I met some great people and talked about their concerns on the doorsteps I also had two fantastic running mates. The night of the count was long, tiring but exciting and the general atmosphere was really good.
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Although this group is aimed at encouraging a wider involvement in society and politics I did not advertise my run on this group before the election as this would have been overtly party political. However, I feel it important, that our representatives should reflect the society around them and for this to come about, people of all ability should feel able to run for political office.