MK Snap hold mock-election for disabled people ahead of the general election

People with learning disabilities deserve to be heard – and that’s why a city charity has been getting them interested in May’s general election.

Today’s Hear My Voice event was held at MK Snap in Walnut Tree, which is a charity offering support to those with special needs.

Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South visits MK Snap's mock-election day

Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South visits MK Snap's mock-election day

People of all ages, from first-time voters to the older generation, were taught how to vote, discussd key issues and even learnt how to count the votes.

Kevin Mangan, of Community Development MK, said: “People with a learning disability must have the chance to make their voices are heard on the issues that matter to them at the election.

“We hope to have a full house with over 100 people coming.”

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart and Mayor Derek Eastman also attended to answer questions from the packed-out crowed.

Mr Stewart said: “It is so important that all sections of our community have access to their elected representatives so their voices are heard.”