Brighton and Hove candidates to take part in Older People’s Council election hustings

Posted On 29 May 2017 at 11:00 pm

Brighton and Hove candidates in the general election are taking part in hustings aimed at older people tomorrow (Tuesday 30 May).

The event, at the Brighthelm Centre, in North Road, Brighton, has been organised by the Older People’s Council and the Brighton branch of the National Pensioners Convention.

Emma Warman, the Conservative candidate for Brighton Pavilion, is due to be joined by Phélim Mac Cafferty, the Green candidate for Hove, and Carrie Hynds, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Hove.

It is not clear whether any of the Labour Party candidates plan to share their views with the audience – one of the biggest for a hustings before the last general election.

Topics are likely to include pensions and the triple lock promise, how we fund nursing care and how to get the best Brexit deal for pensioners.

The future of universal benefits for pensioners is up for debate – such as the winter fuel allowance and free prescriptions, bus travel and free TV licences for over 75s.

The NHS is also likely to be the subject of questions from the floor as is housing.

The debate is due to start at 2pm and the hustings should end by 4pm.

  1. Rolivan Reply

    The NHS Continuing Healthcare Fund is not means tested,which means Wealthy People are still able to secure funding.Will this be dropped?

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