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The plan to build back London after the pandemic cannot ignore the contribution of older Londoners. As volunteers, carers, community
leaders and active citizens, older Londoners play an important role in the city’s social and cultural life. Through paid work alone, older
Londoners contribute at least £47 billion to the capital’s economy. 

As well as acknowledging their contribution, the plan for London’s recovery as led by the London Recovery Board must also address the needs of older people that have arisen or been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Older Londoners are the fastest-growing demographic in the capital and will cast around a third of the votes in the upcoming election. Age UK London urges next Mayor of London to make the capital an age-friendly city. 

Our resources

  • Age-friendly London Mayoral pledge

    To make sure older Londoners are heard we need to get our age-friendly message across... and we need your help. There are two things you can do today. Take action here.

  • Mayoral candidate blogs

    After our Hustings event, we asked the top London Mayoral Candidates if they would write a blog post for older Londoners. Read them all here.

  • Q&A Mayoral candidate videos

    We asked leading candidates to respond to a set of questions submitted by older Londoners.Topics range from digital inclusion to standing up against ageism. Watch them here.

  • Older Londoners’ Election Hustings 2021

    On Tuesday 30 March, Age UK London hosted its Older Londoners’ Election Hustings 2021. You can watch the full recording on our Youtube channel here

  • Our London Elections Manifesto

    Our Manifesto for the Mayor of London election contains 24 ‘asks. If implemented, they will make a significant contribution to making our city more age-friendly.

  • Voting by post

    On Thursday 6th May, Londoners can vote in elections to decide the next Mayor of London as well as which Assembly Members take seats in the London Assembly.