Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston brandished an incontinence pad as she dramatically hit out at Tory cuts.
The actress who plays headstrong factory machinist Izzy Armstrong shocked activists at Labour’s annual conference when she produced the “adult nappy” at the Real Britain fringe, hosted by the Mirror and the Unite union.
“Does anybody need the loo? Or did you all go before you came in?” she asked the packed meeting.
“Because they have come up with a solution; they are saying that we are to wear these,” she revealed, holding up the pants.
There were gasps of horror and some delegates wept as Cherrylee outlined the indignity suffered by those targeted.
Councils are being forced to slash support because of Government funding cuts.
And town halls are increasingly suggesting disabled people who are not incontinent use the pads to “give them more independence” said the TV star, who uses a wheelchair because she has the rare tissue disorder Ehlers Danlos Type III hypermobility type.”
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