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Campaigner's Demand For Lord Chris Holmes Resignation

To the Chair of EHRC

We wish to draw your attention to the functions that were delegated to the Disability Committee and the Commissions duties as they relate to "disability matters" in
Promoting understanding of the importance of equality and diversity
Encourage good practice
Promoting equality of opportunity
Promoting awareness and understanding of rights
Enforcing equality working towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination and harassment
Promoting understanding of good relations

Let me draw your attention to an article printed in the Guardian by the EHRC on 01.03.2016 http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/01/equalities-watchdog-criticises-planned-cuts-to-work-support-allowance your own body stated that the proposed cuts to ESA will disproportionately affect disabled people, widen inequalities and undermine the UK's Human Rights obligations.

How can Lord Chris Holmes be seen to be promoting the above when he went on to vote for these cuts to both ESA and PIP as a Conservative Peer, his actions will have a detrimental effect on disabled people's lives to both Independent living and will undermine the UK's Human Rights obligations.
As disability rights campaigner's we are calling for his immediate resignation of the position he hold's as Disability Commissioner and Chair of the Disability Committee for EHRC as alongside our peers and other user led organisation’s we think he is no longer worthy of this position.


Susan Archibald
Disability Rights Campaigner

Supported by
Dr Stephen Carty -Black Triangle Campaign
Professor Peter Beresford, Co-Chair, Shaping Our Lives
Mo Stewart –Disabled Veteran/Researcher
Dr Simon John Duffy –Centre of Welfare Reform
Gail Ward -Cross Border Alliance
John McArdle-Black Triangle Campaign
Pat Onions –Pats Petition
Rosemary ONeill –Carerwatch
Frances Kelly Carerwatch/Dead Parrot Campaign
Linda Burnip – DPAC
Debbie Jolly –DPAC
Anita Bellows –DPAC
Merry Cross-DPAC
Rick Burgess –DPAC Manchester
Paula Peters –DPAC
Annie Bishop
Carole Robinson-Bolshy Divas
Tracey Flynn- Bolshy Divas
Catherine Hale - Disability Researcher
C Richardson- Disability Researcher
Stef Benstead Disability Researcher
Jayne Linney DEAP

Sue Livett -Campaign For Fair Society England

Michelle Mayer

Rosemary Trustam- Publisher Community Living Magazine

 Sue Jones -Psychologists against Austerity/Human Rights/Policy Researcher/Writer

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