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MP raises Cambridge stroke victim’s car cut in Parliament

The government's plan to deprive a young stroke victim of her car has been slammed by Daniel Zeichner MP in Parliament.

Lisa Caswell, 43, 
was given an adapted car after the stroke left her paralysed on one side of her body.

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But after Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was changed to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) by the Government, Lisa has been told she no longer qualifies for this support.

Parliament heard that 14,000 disabled people who rely on a specialist motoring allowance have had their cars taken away from them following government welfare changes. Many had been adapted to meet their owners' needs .

Daniel Zeichner MP has visited Lisa and asked the DWP to think again said:

"Losing her car would be a massive blow to Lisa making her less independent, and isolated from her supportive network of family and friends. She would become a prisoner in her own home. These mean spirited ill thought out plans are affecting people across Cambridge and nationwide. I urge the government to think again."

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