Watch: Labour aims for Deaf votes with MP’s signed video and BSL recognition pledge

Posted on May 22, 2017



The Labour party is making a strong pitch for Deaf votes in the General Election.

Dawn Butler MP, who hit the headlines in March when she signed a question in BSL in Parliament, has now signed a video with brief highlights of the Labour manifesto.

The video has gained many plaudits in the comments on Facebook, with one commenter saying this was a “milestone”, however it has also been criticised for not making it clear that it was signed in SSE (Sign Supported English) rather than full BSL.

The party has also pledged to legally recognise BSL, a fact that was picked up by (among others) one of our regular writers, Ian Noon:

Watch Dawn Butler’s video below or see it directly on Facebook here.

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