The annual 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 Pensioners’ Parliament took place from 6-8 June 2017, in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. A full report of the event is available to download here.
The 2018 Pensioners’ Parliament will again take place at the Blackpool Winter Gardens from 12-14 June. Tickets are priced £10 or £5 for a day ticket. A booking form is available to download here. You can also book accommodation for the event through Visit Blackpool here.
Some pictures of the march ahead of the 2016 event are published below. Unfortunately, the weather during this year’s event made filming difficult.