Sir Ed, whose distinguished parliamentary career began in 1997 and who has served on the cabinet as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, is a keen champion of the rights of disabled people.
Commenting on his new position, Sir Ed said: “Given that half of the people living in poverty in the UK are disabled or living with someone who is disabled, a service that provides free legal advice to disabled people and their carers is of huge importance. For this reason I am proud to support Disability Law Service and delighted to be one of their patrons.”
Sir Ed, who is very much involved with our policy campaigns, added: “I know that Disability Law Service focus their campaigns on areas that require a deep understanding of the law and in this sense they are able to work on issues that other charities do not cover. I will be endeavouring to work with them on their campaigns, to help secure support both inside and outside of parliament.”