Campaigner for disabled to stand in Corby and East Northants by-election

A campaigner for the disabled is to stand as an independent candidate in the Corby and East Northants by-election.

Adam Lotun, 48, of Tolworth, is a consultant on disability who works with employers on a range of issues.

Married with an 18-year-old daughter and 18-month-old twins girls, Mr Lotun is a spokesman for the campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts.

He said: “I have been campaigning for the disabled since 1990, working with previous governments on legislation.

“I was approached by many people and asked to stand in this by-election.

“Disabled people are not being heard. They are invisible, and I want to be their voice.”

Mr Lotun, a wheelchair-user, said he is looking forward to campaigning in the constituency.

He is a former Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and was a member of the Kingston community police partnership.

He said: “Disability is my area of expertise but I will be campaigning on other issues. I have a great deal of support and I will be speaking, not just for the disabled, but for everyone. I will speak for commonsense.”

The by-election is expected to take place on November 15, following the resignation of Louise Mensch.