OAPs to quiz election candidates

ELECTION candidates will be grilled by Rotherham’s older generation next week at a meeting organised to ask how they aim to help create an “age-friendly society”.

Rotherham Older People’s Forum and Rotherham Pensioner’s Action Group are hosting the meeting at the myplace youth centre on St Ann’s Road in Rotherham on Wednesday.

Candidates for the Rotherham constituency will be invited to attend the hustings event and lay out their policies for representing older people in the next parliament.

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Liz Booth, chairman of the ROPF, said: “We want all political candidates to consider what they will do to help create a more age-friendly society.

Politicians need to prepare for our ageing society by listening to older people and helping them to live well, today and in the future.

“We want to make sure local older people have a chance to hear from local candidates about these issues to help them make their minds up how to vote.”

The meeting will be held from 10am to noon on Wednesday and is open to all older people.

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