Paul Maynard

February 23, 2023

Paul Maynard

What do you do?
I’m the MP for Blackpool North & Cleveleys.

What has been your greatest achievement?
Probably being the first person with cerebral palsy to become a Government Minister and publishing the Government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy.

What was your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
The tyranny of low ambitions and proving I could achieve where most assumed I could not.

Who was your role-model growing up?
Margaret Thatcher. Knew what she wanted, clear vision, unrelenting and unstinting dedication.

What do you think would help more adults with CP achieve their ambitions?
Positive role models in more than just sport – not that that isn’t a great step forward compared with 20 years ago – but in other areas such as the law, business and education. A focus on in-work progression in those areas too.