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A SPOKESWOMAN for disabled people’s rights spent a day shadowing the leader of the House of Commons.

Ashtead resident Ciara Lawrence, who has a learning disability and is a campaigns assistant at Mencap, spent some time at Parliament with Chris.

Mrs Lawrence watched Mr Grayling host a Business Today session at the House of Commons as well as spending time in his office.

The 34-year-old said: “The main things I asked Chris were to do with learning disability.

“I wanted to find out whether he thought MPs have a good understanding of what a learning disability is and how the Government can be more inclusive towards people with a learning disability.

” I asked him some questions about people with a learning disability having responsible roles like being councillors and MPs and he was very positive about it.

“He also told me about some of the experiences he has had meeting people with a learning disability and what he has learnt from them which I liked.”