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12/06/2017

Having a disability can make us more passionate, resilient, empathetic and hard-working

Jared O'Mara

Jared O’Mara is the new MP for Sheffield Hallam.  The 35-year-old was born in Sheffield and has been a disability campaigner for years.

Jared has cerebral palsy,  and has been chairman of a Sheffield based disability information service, he spent over 12 years as a trustee of a Sheffield based disability charity and as a school governor of a Sheffield school.

He recently told an interviewer: “Having a disability can make us more passionate, resilient, empathetic and hard-working than non-disabled candidates by virtue of everything being harder for us in life.

“I feel that every disabled candidate, whatever the party, could be better supported by the powers that be and more should be done to get disabled people with a wide range of disabilities into public life.

I’m not scared of hard work,” he said. “I really want to get elected so that I can serve the community of good people from my local area where I grew up.”