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Author: UTV news - www.u.tv/news
Published on 28 March 2011 12:00 PM

There has been a call for Northern Ireland's older generation to be a key priority for Assembly candidates in the forthcoming election.

Age NI said one in five voters in the region is over 65.

The charity has highlighted five issues they say must be dealt with by the Executive.

They are tackling fuel poverty; maximising pensioner income; fundamentally reviewing social care provision; ending age discrimination; and tackling fear of crime.

The campaign - which is being called High 5 - is being used by the organisation as a platform to highlight how important the older population could be in any candidate's success in the election.

The assembly elections in Northern Ireland are to be held on 5 May.

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575