Fight to retain elderly benefits

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From: Max Hey, Fairway Grove, Bradford.

SOME newspapers have recently been carrying reports that bus passes and certain heating benefits for the elderly may be withdrawn.

The Tories may be said to protect the interests of middle class people whilst in contrast the Labour Party protects the interests of working class people. This might be regarded as over-simplification, but elderly working class people will be looking to the Labour leadership to fight to retain very useful benefits such as help with bus travel and heating for older people.

This is particularly so in rural areas where people have to use buses to get to the doctor or do their weekly shopping and also country areas are generally colder than in towns, thus the importance of heating.

These issues are extremely important and I hope that people fight to retain these benefits.

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From: Terry Duncan, Greame Road, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

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From: Iain Morris, Caroline Street, Saltaire, Bradford.

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From: Ken Holmes, Cliffe Common, Selby, York.

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