This Writer has been fortunate enough to get to know Anne-Marie O’Sullivan a little, thanks to social media, and could not wish for a better person to spearhead this work.
Her personal experience of the system’s failure means it is very hard for the Conservative Government to dismiss her call for change and still present itself as credible.
If the rest of us get a chance to support this initiative, let’s make sure we do.
THE grieving daughter of a disabled man who took his own life after wrongly being found fit for work called for cross-party support to force David Cameron to publish Government reports into the deaths of another 60 victims during a meeting with SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell yesterday.
Robertson has “relentlessly pursued” the Prime Minister to release information about the deaths of countless disabled people, who have died in similar circumstances to Anne-Marie O’Sullivan’s father Michael, in a bid to prevent further deaths.
He has twice raised the case of 60-year-old Michael, whom a coroner ruled had killed himself after being wrongly found fit for work after a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) assessment, during Prime Minister’s Questions insisting the death of O’Sullivan cannot be ignored by the Tory Government.
Last night O’Sullivan’s daughter Anne-Marie said: “I had a good meeting with Angus Robertson and John McDonnell today and it was very productive I look forward to more of the issues raised by my dad’s case being raised by both parties in the New Year.”
In September it was revealed that inner London coroner Mary Hassell concluded that the “trigger” for O’Sullivan’s suicide was his fit-for-work assessment.
She demanded action to be taken to save lives in her Prevention of Future Deaths report sent to the DWP.
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