Theresa May Challenged By Woman With Learning Disabilities

15 May 2017, 15:28

Theresa May has been confronted on the campaign trail by a woman with learning disabilities, who asked why the the Conservatives are giving money to big business not the vulnerable.

During a visit to Abingdon in Oxfordshire, Cathy Mohan told the Prime Minister that the Tory cuts to the Disability Living Allowance has put her and her friends in an incredibly difficult position.

She said: "Theresa, are you going to help people with learning disabilities? I'm being serious I want you to do something for us."

Mrs May responded: "We've got a lot of plans for people with mental health in particular."

But Ms Mohan interrupted: "And learning disabilities, because I've got mild learning disabilities and I haven't got a carer at the moment, and I'm angry. And I would like somebody to help me, because I can't do everything I want to do.

"I'm talking about everybody, not just me. I'm talking about everybody who's got mental health and learning disabilities. I want them not to have their money taken away from them and being crippled.

"The fat cats keep all the money and us lot get nothing.

"Do you know what I want? I want my disability living allowance to come back. Not have PIPs and get nothing. I can't live on £100 a month. They just took it all away from me."

Cathy Mohan

The Prime Minister told her: "What I can do is ensure that we're giving more help to people with mental health and learning disabilities.

"We want to ensure when we look at the help we're giving to people with any disability that particularly we focus on those who are most in need."