On 6 May Londoners will vote for who they want to be the Mayor of London. The Mayor will represent around 2.5 Londoners over the age of 50 and in the coming weeks we want candidates to listen and show that they understand the importance of making London much more age-friendly.
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.
1. Endorse the Age-friendly Mayoral pledge
Add your name as an endorser of the pledge calling on candidates to commit to action to make London more age-friendly if elected.
The pledge will be presented to candidates a week before the election and we want to be able to say to candidates that it has been endorsed by thousands of older Londoners across every Borough (and the City of London).
2. Take and share your age-friendly action photo
Step 1. To do this please print the age-friendly action placard.
Step 2. Take a ‘selfie’ of yourself holding the placard. You can ask someone to take a photo of you but if you are asking someone outside of your household please maintain social distancing.
Step 3. Share your photo in one of these two ways.
- If you are on Twitter, please add your photo to a tweet with the following text. “ Dear Mayoral candidates, I support an #AgeFriendlyLondon. Will you? ” (We’ll share photos on our @AgeUKLondon twitter account so please include the hashtag #AgeFriendlyLondon so we can find your photo).
- Send your photo as an email attachment to us by emailing email@example.com.
We are keen to make a visual demonstration of support for an age-friendly London and when presenting the age-friendly Mayoral pledge to the candidates we will include photos of Londoners with their Age-friendly Action photos.
We will share photos emailed or tweeted with Mayoral candidates. So please only share photos if you are happy for them to be used in this way. Under no circumstances will the personal data of anyone appearing on a photo be shared.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about these actions.
Click here to find out more about the 2021 elections in London.