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NI MPs must not forget the elderly

Published 19/05/2015

I spent election day at the polling station in east Belfast's Clarawood estate - it was a humbling experience. I saw the determination of many older people - using walking aids and wheelchairs - convinced about their right and duty to vote.

Our MPs owe a debt of gratitude to our older generations and society in general benefits greatly from a healthy, socially active older generation that feels respected and safe.

Therefore, supporting older people in their pension allowances and social benefits makes good sense.

All of Northern Ireland's MPs should bear this in mind as they enter the House of Commons for the new mandate.

ROBIN NEWTON (DUP)

MLA for East Belfast

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