Election hopefuls hold hustings for Brighton and Hove’s over-55s

Posted On 28 Oct 2014 at 12:19 pm

Three Brighton parliamentary hopefuls are taking part in an election hustings aimed at the over-55s.

They will be speaking about their parties’ policies for older voters at the Brighthelm Centre, in North Road, Brighton, on Thursday evening (30 October).

The three politicians are Nancy Platts and Davy Jones, the Labour and Green candidates respectively for Brighton Kemp Town, and Clarence Mitchell, who is standing for the Conservatives in Brighton Pavilion.

They will also be answering questions from the floor with subjects expected to include the future of the winter fuel allowance, free bus passes, free TV licences and free prescriptions.

With the general election just over six months away, plenty of other issues are expected to be aired.

The hustings will be chaired by Andy Winter, the chief executive of Brighton Housing Trust (BHT).

The Election Hustings for Older People has been organised by the National Pensioners’ Convention and is supported by the Brighton and Hove Independent free weekly newspaper.

The free event starts at 6.30pm and is expected to end by 9pm.

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