Kaitlynn Bailey-Park tells The Jeremy Corbyn Effect why she is voting Labour June 8:
So people may ask me why I'm so passionate about voting Labour and why I have such a problem with the conservatives. So I will tell you.
My husband is 28. He is disabled through no fault of his own. He is unable to cook his own meals,organise his own appointments, do his own washing. He is unable to walk more than a few metres. He is in constant pain.
We had to fight for his disability benefits. My sick husband had to sit in front of a panel and tell them what had happened. He had to recount the pain and the trauma. The doctor on the panel cried. It took them 10 minutes to rule in his favour. A waste of public money and unnecessary stress for a sick person.
I had to leave my job to care for him. We are not entitled to a carer or support worker because he is able to shower himself. I am paid the grand sum of £62 a week to be on call 24 hours 365 days of the year a grand total of 36p an hour.
We currently live in a privately rented house that costs £100 more than the LHA for our area. Our house is not suitable. It has two bedrooms so Will has his own room and I share with our two-year-old. We have been on the housing list for 18 months.
Due to the selling of the council house stock by the Tories in the 80's and failures of successive governments to rebuild we can expect to wait a further 18 months a least.
Because I "dont work" we are unable to access private rentals.
Letting agents won't even show me around.
That's straight up discrimination against the disabled.
Our circumstances are not taken in to account. The fact that we have rented for seven years and never missed rent counts for nothing. The Tories have refused to cap rents and to bring agencies to account so this discrimination is fine.
In four years Will has had several procedures. He has had 8 major surgeries. I've seen nurses work their arses off with their wages frozen since 2009.
The NHS are so very stretched that it took months for Will to get the appointments he urgently required. Waiting times have gone up 180% in four years under a Tory coalition givernment and now a Tory government.
Please think of others when you vote.
Please don't vote Tory.
#imvotinglabour for the many not the few what about you?