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Esther Rantzen

Angela Rippon

Tony Robinson

Richard Wilson

Anita Dobson

Tamzin Outhwaite

Nick Ross

Jimmy Tarbuck

Linda Robson

Pax Baldwin

Celebrities backing the campaign

Report by Mario Ambrosi and Simon Peyton

Progress so far…

• A 137,000-strong Grey Pride petition has been submitted to 10 Downing

Street.

• A cross-party group of MPs backed a successful Commons motion urging the

Government to consider appointing a Minister for Older People.

• Labour created the post of Shadow Minister for Care and Older People to

attend the Shadow Cabinet.

• Conservatives in Wales appointed Shadow Minister for Older People Darren

Millar.

• Liberal Democrat former Care Minister Paul Burstow backed the campaign

for a dedicated Minister while setting out detailed plans for the role of a

Commissioner for Older People.

• 84 MPs backed an Early Day Motion calling for a Minister for Older People.

• 28 organisations have backed the campaign.

• Celebrities including Esther Rantzen, Richard Wilson and Angela Rippon have

lent their support.

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