Lobby - Tom Clark Civil Rights Bill, London - 1986
This photo shows Alan Mather and friend heading to a rally supporting the Tom Clark Private Members Bill in Trafalgar Square, London. Since the 1980s there were 14 attempts to introduce disabled people’s anti-discrimination legislation with Private Members Bills. Throughout this time there were many lobbies in London in support of these bills.
A black and white photo. In the background is Parliament with the spires and a statue of Oliver Cromwell. On the far right is the open door and platform lift of a minibus. Alan Mather is in mid air on the platform lift, with the bus driver holding the remote control for the lift. Alan is looking at another wheelchair user on the pavement at the bottom left of the photo. There are also 3 passers-by in the photo.