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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
• 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
• 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.