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Age Champions

Working to make our country a great place to grow older.

We've been working with Age Champion MPs since 2015 to help the older people who need us most. Will you join us?


What do Age Champions do?

More than 10 million people in England are over 65, and the number will only grow as our population gets older. This is a cause for celebration, but it also presents challenges for individuals, our communities and the Government to make sure we can all live well, independently and with dignity as we age. We work with our Age Champions to meet this challenge together.

As Age Champions, MPs receive regular updates on the big issues that affect older people in their local area and an area profile with data on their constituency. We also provide an outline on how we can support your work as an Age Champion to help make your constituency and the UK a better place to grow older.


Who are our current Age Champions?

See below a full list of Age Champion MPs and information about the campaigns they support.

Age Champions (A-I)
MP Constituency Local Age UK
Debbie Abrahams Oldham East and Saddleworth Age UK Oldham
Peter Aldous Waveney Age UK Suffolk
Lucy Allan Telford Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
Mike Amesbury Weaver Vale Age UK Mid Mersey
David Amess Southend West Age UK Essex
Tonia Antoniazzi Gower Age Cymru
Jonathan Ashworth Leicester South Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland
Harriett Baldwin West Worcestershire Age UK Malvern & District
Hilary Benn Leeds Central Age UK Leeds
Scott Benton Blackpool South  
Jake Berry Rossendale and Darwen Age UK Lancashire
Clive Betts Sheffield South East Age UK Sheffield 
Tracy Brabin Batley and Spen Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees
Ben Bradley Mansfield Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
Benjamin Bradshaw Exeter Age UK Exeter
Graham Brady Altrincham and Sale West Age UK Trafford
Jack Brereton Stoke-on-Trent South  
James Brokenshire Old Bexley and Sidcup Age UK Bexley
Robert Buckland South Swindon Age UK Wiltshire
Ruth Cadbury Brentford and Isleworth Age UK Hounslow
Lisa Cameron  East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow Age Scotland
Alan Campbell Tynemouth Age UK North Tyneside
Rehman Chishti Gillingham and Rainham Age UK Medway
Christopher Chope Christchurch Age UK Bournemouth
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown The Cotswolds Age UK Gloucestershire
Damian Collins Folkestone and Hythe Age UK Folkestone
Rosie Cooper West Lancashire Age UK Lancashire
Jeremy Corbyn Islington North Age UK Islington
Judith Cummins Bradford South Age UK Bradford & District
Philip Davies Shipley Age UK Bradford & District
Martyn Day Linlithgow and East Falkirk Age Scotland
Thangam Debbonaire Bristol West Age UK Bristol
Anneliese Dodds Oxford East Age UK Oxfordshire
Nigel Dodds Belfast North Age NI
Jeffrey Donaldson Lagan Valley Age NI
Philip Dunne Ludlow Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
Chris Elmore Ogmore Age Cymru
Tim Farron Westmorland and Lonsdale Age UK South Lakeland
Simon Fell Barrow and Furness Age UK Barrow and District 
Marion Fellows Motherwell and Wishaw Age Scotland
Colleen Fletcher Coventry North East Age UK Coventry
Yvonne Fovargue Makerfield Age UK Wigan Borough
Roger Gale North Thanet Age UK Thanet
Mark Garnier Wyre Forest Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest
Nusrat Ghani Wealden Age UK East Sussex
Patricia Gibson North Ayrshire and Arran Age Scotland
Paul Girvan Antrim South Age NI
John Glen Salisbury Age UK Wiltshire
Mary Glindon North Tyneside Age UK North Tyneside
Chris Green Bolton West Age UK Bolton
Damian Green Ashford Age UK Ashford
Kate Green Stretford and Urmston Age UK Trafford
Lillian Greenwood Nottingham South Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 
Margaret Greenwood Wirral West Age UK Wirral
Stephen Hammond Wimbledon Age UK Merton
Rebecca Harris Castle Point Age UK Essex
Trudy Harrison Copeland Age UK West Cumbria 
Sally-Ann Hart Hastings and Rye Age UK East Sussex
Helen Hayes Dulwich and West Norwood Age UK Lambeth
John Healey Wentworth and Dearne Age UK Rotherham
James Heappey Wells Age UK Somerset
Wera Hobhouse Bath Age UK Bath & North East Somerset
Sharon Hodgson Washington and Sunderland West Age UK Sunderland
Richard Holden North West Durham Age UK County Durham
Kevin Hollinrake Thirsk and Malton Age UK North Yorkshire
George Howarth Knowsley Age UK Mid Mersey
Paul Howell  Sedgefield Age UK County Durham 
Lindsay Hoyle Chorley Age UK Lancashire
Rupa Huq Ealing Central and Acton Age UK Ealing
Imran Hussain Bradford East Age UK Bradford & District

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Age Champions (J-R)
MP Constituency Local Age UK
Sajid Javid Bromsgrove Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest
Robert Jenrick Newark Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
Andrew Jones Harrogate and Knaresborough Age UK North Yorkshire
Gillian Keegan Chichester Age UK West Sussex
Barbara Keeley Worsley and Eccles South Age UK Salford
Liz Kendall Leicester West Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland
Ben Lake Ceredigion Age Cymru Ceredigion
David Lammy Tottenham Age UK London
Ian Lavery Wansbeck Age UK Northumberland
Emma Lewell-Buck South Shields  
Ian Liddell-Grainger Bridgwater and West Somerset Age UK Somerset
David Linden Glasgow East Age Scotland
Jonathan Lord Woking Age UK Surrey
Tim Loughton East Worthing and Shoreham Age UK West Sussex
Caroline Lucas Brighton Pavilion Age UK Brighton & Hove
Rachel Maclean Redditch Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest
Justin Madders Ellesmere Port and Neston Age UK Cheshire
Seema Malhotra Feltham and Heston Age UK Hounslow
Rachael Maskell York Central Age UK York
Christian Matheson City of Chester Age UK Cheshire
Theresa May Maidenhead Age UK Berkshire
Kerry McCarthy Bristol East Age UK Bristol
Stuart McDonald Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East Age Scotland
John McDonnell Hayes and Harlington Age UK Hillingdon
Catherine McKinnell Newcastle upon Tyne North  
Jim McMahon Oldham West and Royton Age UK Oldham
Anna McMorrin Cardiff North Age Cymru
Ian Mearns Gateshead Age UK Gateshead
Amanda Milling Cannock Chase Age UK South Staffordshire
Nigel Mills Amber Valley Age UK Derby & Derbyshire
Navendu Mishra Stockport Age UK Stockport
Layla Moran Oxford West and Abingdon Age UK Oxfordshire
Jessica Morden Newport East  
Stephen Morgan Portsmouth South Age UK Portsmouth
Grahame Morris Easington Age UK County Durham
James Murray Ealing North Age UK Ealing
Alex Norris Nottingham North Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
Kirsten Oswald East Renfrewshire Age Scotland
Owen Paterson North Shropshire Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
Toby Perkins Chesterfield Age UK Derby & Derbyshire
Jeremy Quin Horsham Age UK Horsham District
Yasmin Qureshi Bolton South East Age UK Bolton
Rachel Reeves Leeds West Age UK Leeds
Ellie Reeves Lewisham West and Penge Age UK Lewisham & Southwark
Bell Ribeiro-Addy Streatham Age UK Lambeth
Marie Rimmer St Helens South and Whiston Age UK Mid Mersey
Rob Roberts Delyn Age Cymru 
Laurence Robertson Tewkesbury Age UK Gloucestershire
Gavin Robinson Belfast East Age NI
Lloyd Russell-Moyle Brighton Kemptown Age UK Brighton & Hove

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Age Champions (S-Z)
MPConstituencyLocal Age UK
Selaine Saxby North Devon Age UK Devon
Paul Scully Sutton and Cheam Age UK Sutton
Bob Seely Isle of Wight Age UK Isle of Wight
Jim Shannon Strangford Age NI
Virendra Sharma Ealing Southall Age UK Ealing
Barry Sheerman Huddersfield Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees
Henry Smith Crawley Age UK West Sussex
Cat Smith Lancaster and Fleetwood Age UK Lancashire
Jeff Smith Manchester Withington Age UK Manchester
Chloe Smith Norwich North Age UK Norwich
Alexander Stafford Rother Valley Age UK Rotherham
Wes Streeting Ilford North Age UK Redbridge Barking & Havering
Mel Stride Central Devon Age UK Devon
Graham Stuart Beverley and Holderness  
Julian Sturdy York Outer Age UK York
Mark Tami Alyn and Deeside Age Cymru
Alison Thewliss Glasgow Central Age Scotland
Derek Thomas St Ives Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 
Maggie Throup Erewash Age UK Derby and Derbyshire
Stephen Timms East Ham Age UK East London
Thomas Tugendhat Tonbridge and Malling Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge
Martin Vickers Cleethorpes Age UK North East Lincolnshire
Theresa Villiers Chipping Barnet Age UK Barnet
David Warburton Somerton and Frome Age UK Somerset
Catherine West Hornsey and Wood Green Age UK London
Matt Western Warwick and Leamington Age UK Warwickshire
Alan Whitehead Southampton Test Age UK Southampton
John Whittingdale Maldon Age UK Essex
Pete Wishart Perth and North Perthshire Age Scotland
William Wragg Hazel Grove Age UK Stockport
Mohammad Yasin Bedford Age UK Bedfordshire
Daniel Zeichner Cambridge Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

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What campaigns can MPs support?

We're encouraging all MPs to show their support for these campaigns. We work closely with our Age Champions, exploring how they can get involved and help the older people most in need - in their constituency and beyond.

About our campaigns

Switched Off

For many older people, TV is their only company. We want to save free TV licences for the over 75s.

Care in Crisis

The Government must address the fact too many older people don’t get the essential care they desperately need.

Security for older private renters

Older renters can be evicted from their homes at short notice, even when they've done nothing wrong. This leaves so many people insecure and anxious about the future. We want to make sure that's no longer possible.

No Age Limit: older people and domestic abuse

There's no age limit on domestic violence. But there is an age limit to the data collected on it - 74. We're campaigning for a number of changes that will protect older people from abuse and make sure existing safeguarding services are appropriate for them.


How do I become an Age Champion MP?

Want to join over 100 other MPs in supporting older people? Become an Age Champion by emailing PublicAffairs@ageuk.org.uk


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Last updated: Feb 04 2021

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