The Government is losing support from 'grey voters' because of dithering over how long-term care should be funded, according to a new survey.
Research carried out by Mori on behalf of the Help the Aged charity has found 57 per cent of older people would be more likely to vote for a political party offering greater financial support for people in long-term care.
About 55 per cent of those aged more than 65 said they are disatisfied with the Government compared to 49 per cent of the electorate as a whole. The most important issue for voters over 65 is the state of the National Health Service.
Mori director Robert Worcester says: “The Government clearly has bridges to build with Britain's 65 pluses. Given that they make up one fifth of the British electorate and are more likely than other groups to exercise their vote, they are a powerful force in politics.”
The findings of the Mori poll were unveiled at a Continuing Care Conference held at the Mothers' Union at Westminster, London, last week.