I received the following email:
From: Emily Pomroy-smith
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:13 PM
Subject: FAO: CLP and Branch Disability Officers and Disabled Members
Good afternoon, my name is Emily Pomroy-Smith and I am standing (and frequently sitting!) to be the Disabled Members representative on the NEC and am currently seeking the required nominations to get on the ballot. I have attached my statement for your consideration, however I think that it is impossible to encapsulate all that this role requires in 200 words or less.
As a disabled person I am well aware of how frustrating it is to have anyone ‘speak for me’ and more frequently, over me, as the Disabled Members representative my job would be to represent you. So I would like to hear from you how you feel this role should be shaped, how being disabled and a member of the Labour Party affects you, and what you think the party need to do to be an inclusive place for all. I would love to discuss this in a way that works for you, over email, over the phone or via video call. My aim is then to create a mini ‘manifesto’ that is truly representative of our disabled members, this is our seat on the NEC and we should all share it.
Thank you for your time and please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.