Charity encourages people with special needs to vote

Charity encourages people with special needs to vote Credit: ITV News

A charity helping people with special needs and learning difficulties is running a campaign to encourage them to vote.

United Response "Every Vote Counts" campaign has been lobbying senior politicians and getting brochures produced to explain the voting process.

Their political correspondent, who lives in Cornwall, has also helped produce easy-to-understand versions of the political parties' manifestos.

"At the last election it was only one in three people we support as opposed to 65.1% of the general population. What we would like to see is greater voting parity and we are conducting a survey to see how many people voted in this election. We are hoping it really does rise and the message that 'Every vote counts' really does get across to everybody."

– JOHN COOPER, United Response campaign manager

They use the state, or they have to depend on the state more than other people, so they have the right to decide who runs the state. Secondly, they are human beings with the right to vote".

– David ALLKINS, United Response political correspondent