High-5 campaign a vital platform for our older people

Source : Sinn Fein - seinfein.ie
Published on 29 March 2011 05:00 PM

Sinn Féin Newry & Armagh election candidate Mickey Brady has thrown his support behind the initiative to recognise the needs of our older citizens during and after the election campaign.

Speaking from Newry today Mr Brady said;

“This is an important initiative and one which candidates really should take note of. It is well known that the older generation take the opportunity to utilise their vote very seriously and take a keen interest in which candidates are working for them; one in five of people who will cast their vote on May 5th will be aged over 65.

Older people have shown what they can achieve when they set their minds to something, not least the appointment of the Older People’s Commissioner.

The issues raised by AGE NI in this campaign are of concern to many citizens right across the north; many of older people feel the effects of fuel poverty, social care provision, fear of crime etc more than other sectors. They are right to highlight these issues and if re-elected to the Assembly I commit myself to once again speaking up for them and their rights.”

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