Poll:political parties have no clear policies on older people

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A poll commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society suggests that political parties have no clear plans for older people.

Seventy-two per cent of people can not name a political party that has clear policies for older people and just 13% of people believe Labour has the clearest policies and proposals for older people. Nine 9 per cent believe it is the Conservatives and only 3% believe it is the Liberal Democrats. The research also found that dementia tops the list of conditions that people over 55 fear most in later life, beating heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Alzheimer’s Society chief executive Neil Hunt said the results would torment political parties which will rely on votes from an ageing British population to win the next election.

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