POLITICIANS have been urged not to ignore older voters in the coming general election.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown is widely expected to announce this week that the poll will be held on May 6.
Age UK director Michelle Mitchell said: “Older people’s votes cannot be taken for granted.
“The success of any party in this election depends on their commitment to act on the issues which are most important to older people who are more likely to vote than any other age group.
“Older people are fed up with second-class services and we will support them to demand action from their local candidates on care, age discrimination, the NHS and pensions.”