‘Matter for his conscience’ for Stephen Crabb to continue as Mencap patron


Pembrokeshire People’s Assembly Against Austerity are organising a demonstration outside Stephen Crabb’s office on Saturday 2nd April which will take place from 11am till 1pm.


Demonstrators will be demanding the Work and Pensions Cabinet Minister resigns as Pembrokeshire Mencap patron following his recent vote to cut Employment and Support Allowance by £30 per for disabled people.

In a statement ahead of the protest Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas said:


“This Conservative government is engaged in a war of attrition on disabled people, but threatening cutting those who are seeking to work whilst dealing with sometimes severe disabilities is especially cruel.


“Mencap at a UK level have led the campaign against cuts, so it is particularly shocking therefore that their Pembrokeshire patron Stephen Crabb MP should have voted for these cuts. That is a matter for his conscience but the record shows he has turned his back on those in greatest need.


“It is this attitude to those with disabilities which initially led to the proposals by Pembrokeshire Council to close the Avenue Centre in Tenby. It shows we have to work together to protect those who are most vulnerable and in need of support.”

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