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Your rights

Know your legal rights and how to complain.

There are laws made by Parliament that say all disabled people have the same rights as non-disabled people. You can complain if you feel your rights are not being respected.

Politicians make decisions that affect how safe it is where you live. For example, they help decide how many police officers there are in your area. They also make decisions about things like road safety and street lighting.

The law says all new buildings must be accessible to everyone. Older building should be made accessible if they can be. The law says people cannot ask you to leave a place because of your disability.

You have the right to have a relationship with the person you choose. For example, UK law now says that people of the same sex can get married if they want to. This means they have the same rights as other married couples.

The law says that an employer should not discriminate against a disabled person because of their disability.

You have the right to tell politicians about things that matter to you. For example, you can meet your MP or local councillors. You can write to them or email them about things that are important to you. Or contact them on social networking sites like Twitter or facebook.

To contact your MP, you can use this Find your MP service.

You don’t don’t need to be registered to vote to meet your MP.

If you’re not happy with your current MP, you can vote for a different MP at the next election. You must be registered to vote.

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