Doncaster MP Ed Miliband signed up for disabled charity role

Picture shows Motability car presentation to Shirley Lynam with Ed Miliband MP and Lord Sterling, Doncaster, 8 March 2013. (Photo/Jon Super)
Picture shows Motability car presentation to Shirley Lynam with Ed Miliband MP and Lord Sterling, Doncaster, 8 March 2013. (Photo/Jon Super)
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DONCASTER MP Ed Miliband has been signed up as the a senior patron of the disabled transport charity Motability.

He presented the keys of a new Motability car to constituent Shirley Lynam to mark his first task in the job at Hayselden Volkswagen, Doncaster.

Shirley, 65, said: “My Motability car has given me a new lease of life and I couldn’t imagine getting by without it. It has meant a lot to my family as I can get out and see my sister and daughter who live a few miles away. It also means I can be more independent and run basic errands on my own, such as attending medical appointments and going to the supermarket.

“Last year I had a stroke, and since recovering have needed to drive an automatic car. The people at the dealership were lovely and they sorted everything out for me. I am so grateful to the scheme - it provides such a brilliant service and gives me complete peace of mind. My Motability vehicle really has given me my life back.”

Mr Miliband said: “I feel very pleased and proud to support the work of Motability, and am delighted to be here today to present Shirley with the keys to her Motability car. I recognise the important work that Motability does and think it is excellent that people in my own constituency and across Britain, can receive this type of support and help with their personal mobility.”