By now you will be aware that the Prime Minister has called the General Election for 8 June. Since the announcement, the NPC has been considering how best to proceed, given that the date and the associated campaigning clashes with the Pensioners’ Parliament.
After considerable amount of work, we are now able to publish the programme for the event ; which you can view here. I hope you will agree that given the dramatic change in circumstances, the NPC has done all within its power to ensure the event is still successful.
Jan Shortt, NPC General Secretary
The annual NPC Pensioners’ Parliament is widely regarded as one of the most important activities in the pensioner movement’s calendar. There is nothing else like it in the country and over the years the event has developed a number of key roles:
- Education – enabling people to find out new information that they can then use in their campaigning
- Networking – offering the chance to get together, share ideas and build friendships
- Debate – providing a forum for people to discuss ideas and have their say
- Rally – inspiring the movement to continue its united campaign on key issues
The opportunity to build a united pensioners’ movement, under the co-ordination and leadership of the National Pensioners Convention is what the Pensioners’ Parliament is all about.
This year’s NPC Pensioners’ Parliament took place from 14-16 June 2016, Winter Gardens, Blackpool. A full report of the event is available to download here.
The 2017 Pensioners’ Parliament will again take place at the Blackpool Winter Gardens from 6-7 June. Tickets are priced £10 or £5 for a day ticket. A booking form is available to download here.
To view the selection of accommodation on offer click here https://aws.passkey.com/go/NPC17 reservations can be made on-line or alternatively if you cannot find what you’re looking for or if you have any specific needs call VisitBlackpool on 01253 478216/01253 478206
Some pictures of the march ahead of this year’s event are published below.