Search

Camden election candidates pledge support for Freedom Pass at Age UK hustings

12:58 30 April 2014

From left to right: Sian Berry, Cllr Pat Callaghan, Cllr Don Williams and  Anne Ward. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

From left to right: Sian Berry, Cllr Pat Callaghan, Cllr Don Williams and Anne Ward. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Candidates from the four main parties standing in the council election debated issues affecting the borough’s older people at a hustings event held at Camden Town Hall.

The Camden branch of elderly charity Age UK organised the debate on Monday afternoon offering residents the chance to question council candidates on their policies for older people.

Green Party candidate Sian Berry, Conservative councillor Don Williams, Liberal Democrat Anne Ward and Cllr Pat Callaghan, Labour’s cabinet member for adult social care and health, made up the panel of speakers.

All four candidates pledged their support for the council’s Freedom Pass fund, with Cllr Callaghan describing the pass as “one of the best things that happened to me”.

There were also calls from Cllr Williams for increased funding to community centres and lunch clubs hits by council cuts.

Gary Jones, chief executive of Age UK Camden, said: “I hope that the four parties who were represented at the hustings will take on board the comments raised at the meeting, along with Age UK London’s manifesto for local council elections, to ensure that Camden is a borough where older people are supported and their contribution valued.”

Age UK London’s manifesto for the local council elections is available online at ageuklondon.org.uk or by calling Age UK Camden on 020 7239 0400.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

09:11
Jools Oliver

Model and mum-of-four Jools Oliver is married to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and has lived in Primrose Hill for ten years. As well as bringing up her children, Jools has launched the Little Bird collection of toys, clothes and bedding for Mothercare and published Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum and a children’s book, The Adventures of Dotty and Bluebell.

12:00
Carole Stone

Carole Stone is a former BBC radio producer turned professional networker. She boasts a contacts list of more than 50,000 names and founded the YouGovStone think-tank, part of market research firm YouGov. The 73-year-old was made a CBE for services to market research in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She lives in Gospel Oak with her husband.

08:00
Sandra McGowan has died aged 81

A peace activist who was the first woman to be brought before the courts for protesting in the “ban the bomb” Aldermaston Marches has died aged 81.

12:00
Parliament Hill and William Ellis Schools' perform a summer concert in aid of Lauderdale Transformed. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Schoolchildren showcased their musical talents in a fundraising concert for a historic Highgate house.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our monthly newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder