Have Your Say – Is There A Need For A More Senior Citizen Centric Political Party In The UK?

For many, the 50+ generation are the ‘Children of the Revolution’. This generation did so much to effect change and attitudes during the 1960s from music and fashion to politics and social attitudes.

It seems that for many of that generation there seems to be a ‘loss of voice’ in today’s society – would you agree? (let us know in the comments section below)

Pension ages on the rise, licence fees on the rise, care home crisis etc.  All these matters directly affect this ever-growing demographic. In the Netherlands, the 50plus party has been established since 2009 and are there to give a voice to the disenfranchised older person. The Netherlands has a long history of ‘pensioner parties’ dating back to the 1970s. They lobby on all issues related to the 50+ generation, be it access to free public transport and the lowering of retirement age to the incentivisation of families to look after their older relatives and the availability of good quality public toilets!

It’s a fact that this demographic is growing and will continue to grow and whilst all major political parties pay lip service to the issues around ageing is it time we had a FiftyPlus party in the UK? Or do you think that it would increase the inevitable divisions between the generations?

Have your say – what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • We have a 50+ group in Sheffield.
    We meet monthly to discuss local issues that impact on “older” people.
    Nationally there is a Pensioners Convention and some trades union have retired members sections
    The foundations are there, bringing them together would be another thing.

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