Only 11 MPs Show Up To Debate On Autism & Education

20 Jul

Same Difference

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Parents have voiced their anger that just 11 politicians turned up to a parliamentary debate on provision of education for children with autism yesterday (July 17).

The debate was opened by the Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley, Gordon Birtwistle, who said he was ‘pleased’ with the turn out:

“I am pleased that there are a number of Members in the Chamber today who wish to debate this important subject,” he said.

However, footage of the debate received a rather different response from parents and autism awareness campaigners on Twitter.

Anna Kennedy, who set up a school for children with autism and was awarded an OBE for her campaigning work for autistic children, tweeted: 

https://twitter.com/AnnaKennedy1/status/489789911793688577/photo/1

“Parents pin their hopes on events like this,” Anna told Parentdish.

“You’ve got to give credit to the MPs that were there to speak up for families, but such low attendance is disheartening and seems to…

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