MORI poll: long term care could be a key issue in marginal seats

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

A shock Help the Aged/MORI poll suggests that around 15% of voters with a preferred party are “very likely” to change their vote to support a party that promises free personal care for all older people who need it. The poll also found that: – 54% of floating voters say the issue would help to sway their decision. – – 43% of respondents who had a preferred party say they are “very or fairly likely” to change their vote. – The findings are likely to have significant implications for those candidates fighting marginal seats in the forthcoming election. Sir Stewart Sutherland, Chair of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care, said the poll sent a clear message to all parties, and particularly those candidates contesting marginal seats, that the issue of Long Term Care is important to the electorate and cannot be ignored. “The Scottish Parliament is proposing to make long term care for older people free. Conservative and Labour MPs and candidates for Westminster seats in Scotland will, in effect, be saying that fre

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