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Politicians quizzed on OAP care

PUBLISHED: 16:40 05 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:39 16 August 2010

SWEET CUT: From left,  Jo Johnson, Bob Neill, Sam Webber and Roisin Robertson.

SWEET CUT: From left, Jo Johnson, Bob Neill, Sam Webber and Roisin Robertson.

PROSPECTIVE parliamentary candidates came together to pledge their support for elderly people in their constituencies.

PROSPECTIVE parliamentary candidates came together to pledge their support for elderly people in their constituencies.

The Westminster hopefuls met a panel of older voters, who quizzed them on their policies, before they cut a homemade cake at the Active Age Centre, in High Street, Chislehurst, last Friday.

The event, called Cut Cake not Care, was organised by Bromley Age Concern to remind each candidate about the needs of older people.

Politicians, including Roisin Robertson, from the Green Party, Sam Webber, who is standing for the Liberal Democrats, and the Tories' Bob Neill and Jo Johnson took part in the panel session.

They were asked to commit to five key issues for older people.

These included ending forced retirement, protecting social care from cuts and protecting free travel for pensioners.

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