Sunday 24 November 2019 / 4:41 PM Tom Watson

Tom Watson comments on the Conservatives’ plan to end free TV licences for over-75s

Tom Watson, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, commenting on the confirmation in the Conservative manifesto that they won’t save free TV licences for over-75s, said:

“This is a complete betrayal by the Conservatives. Last election they promised over 75s that they would keep their free TV licence. Now we know the truth – under the Conservatives, millions of older people, many of whom are housebound and live alone, are going to lose out. Only a Labour government will protect older people and save free TV licences.”