Pendle MP wants OAPs to have a ‘full life’

Pendle MP wants OAPs to have a ‘full life’

Pendle MP wants OAPs to have a ‘full life’

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PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has led calls in Parliament for pensioners to have a fair and active life.

He has co-sponsored an ‘Early Day Motion’ calling on the Government and local authorities to do all they can to tackle the challenges facing older people.

Mr Stephenson said: “There are more people now aged over 60 than under 16 and over 10 million people alive today are likely to reach 100-years-old.

“This is fantastic but does have social and economic consequences that we as a country need to prepare for.”

The MP will be hosting a pensioners fair at the St Johns Methodist Church in Albert Road, Colne on Friday, September 19 and all are welcome.

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3:53pm Fri 5 Sep 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

yet another one of Stephensons publicity stunts that doesn't have a hope in hell of getting off the ground with his party in power
yet another one of Stephensons publicity stunts that doesn't have a hope in hell of getting off the ground with his party in power ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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1:49am Sat 6 Sep 14

zabby says...

These old folk should be priority after all the vast majority have paid in to the system all their working lives,unlike the alcoholics,drug addicts,and illegal immigrants who seem to be exempt from cuts
These old folk should be priority after all the vast majority have paid in to the system all their working lives,unlike the alcoholics,drug addicts,and illegal immigrants who seem to be exempt from cuts zabby
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7:42pm Sun 7 Sep 14

jenkinsroy says...

Remember that you voted PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson
For all the cut that now effect all in this country now?
So do not say you are looking after the old when you cut their money
Stop? them getting winter bills help and travel help you and your
Government mates have stopped all this help for the old now why?
Just remember you may be old someday and all the cut you make now
Will come back to you and your family in later year’s o.k.
You will be in the same boat as us now then you will see the damage
You lot have done first hand? When you try to get help.
And come the 2015 election the old will not forget the cuts you have made them put up with here? And will show you by voting a different party in.
And you’re out so ANDREW stop all this you are looking after them when you are only making life very hard for all of them here.
So stand up in the house and tell them you are not happy with the cut to the old
And disabled? But you will not because you are getting a good living out of us
Are you not? (Good wages can claim almost all your money back you spend at work and on travel. So stop trying to be Mr Goody when you are only looking after yourself and this government.
Only till 2015 then this government will be no more?
Remember that you voted PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson For all the cut that now effect all in this country now? So do not say you are looking after the old when you cut their money Stop? them getting winter bills help and travel help you and your Government mates have stopped all this help for the old now why? Just remember you may be old someday and all the cut you make now Will come back to you and your family in later year’s o.k. You will be in the same boat as us now then you will see the damage You lot have done first hand? When you try to get help. And come the 2015 election the old will not forget the cuts you have made them put up with here? And will show you by voting a different party in. And you’re out so ANDREW stop all this you are looking after them when you are only making life very hard for all of them here. So stand up in the house and tell them you are not happy with the cut to the old And disabled? But you will not because you are getting a good living out of us Are you not? (Good wages can claim almost all your money back you spend at work and on travel. So stop trying to be Mr Goody when you are only looking after yourself and this government. Only till 2015 then this government will be no more? jenkinsroy
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