Grey Pride's Blog Posts Tagged 'MP' (11)

MPs show their Grey Pride

Members of Parliament vote in favour of Minister for Older People

 

Members of Parliament today showed their support for older people’s rights by voting in favour of a motion calling on the Government to consider appointing a Minister for Older People.

 

The House of Commons debate followed intense pressure from Grey Pride campaigners who presented a 137,000-strong petition to Parliament last November calling for a Minister dedicated to the needs of older…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 28, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

Make sure your MP votes FOR a Minister for Older People on 28th June

As we announced yesterday, we are delighted to have secured a House of Commons Debate on the Grey Pride campaign call for the appointment of a dedicated Minister for Older People, on Thursday 28th June.

 

Every Grey Pride supporter who signed our petition…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 22, 2012 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Margot James MP supports the call for a Minister for Older People

Margot James MP is supporting our application for a motion calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People to be appointed.

 

On her blog todaythe MP for Stourbridge says

“It is essential that older people are represented across Government, a…

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Added by Grey Pride on April 17, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Ed Balls shows his support for Grey Pride

Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor and MP for Outwood and Morley, visited Schofield Court retirement housing scheme in Morley on Friday to discuss our Grey Pride campaign and the issues facing older people today.

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Added by Grey Pride on March 5, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

New Video - Hear what the Grey Pride brigade had to say when they handed in our petition

Following 137,000 people signing our Grey Pride petition, a delegation went to 10 Downing Street on Monday 28 November to formally call for a Minister for Older People.

 

Some of the campaign supporters who went along gave interviews to help raise awareness and press home the urgent need to ensure older people’s issues…

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Added by Grey Pride on January 11, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Nadhim Zahawi MP champions rights of older people in Stratford on Avon

Stratford on Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi attended a coffee morning at Townsend Hall with older people from the nearby Horsefair retirement housing estate, and Anchor’s Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft on Friday 28 October.

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Added by Grey Pride on November 6, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

Grey Pride Hits Parliament!

More great news for all Grey Priders, as our campaign to appoint a Minister for Older People was discussed in Parliament on Tuesday for the first time!

 

Tracey Crouch MP, who secured the Westminster Hall debate on older people's issues, opened her speech by calling for a Minister for Older People, telling MPs of her "strong support for the campaign to appoint a Minister for Older…

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Added by Grey Pride on September 8, 2011 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Esther McVey MP Signs the Petition

Great news from last week as Esther McVey MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Wirral West, met with Grey Pride campaigners to discuss many things, including why we believe a Minister for Older People is so important in today's society.

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Added by Grey Pride on September 8, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

David Miliband backs Grey Pride!

South Shields MP David Miliband has shown his support for our call for the Government by signing our petition!

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Added by Grey Pride on August 22, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Vince Cable hears our call for a dedicated Minister for Older People!

Business Secretary and Twickenham MP, Vince Cable met with constituents supporting Grey Pride this week and discussed our call on the government!

 

Mr Cable attended a coffee morning at a…

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Added by Grey Pride on August 3, 2011 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

MP support sees an Early Day Motion tabled!

We bring you news of a brilliant step forward in our Grey Pride campaign:  Labour MP Ian Wright has tabled, and already achieved cross party support for, an Early Day Motion, calling for a Minister for Older People to be installed by government as soon as possible!…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 16, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

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