by Stephen Tall on January 7, 2014
Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results.
69% of Lib Dems back raising the retirement age to 69
The Chancellor has said that the retirement age for state pensions will rise to 68 in the mid-2030s and 69 in the late 2040s. People now in their twenties may have to work until they are 70 before they receive a state pension. Do you support or oppose this?
69% – Support
20% – Oppose
5% – Don’t know
6% – Other
An interesting result, with Lib Dem members in our survey overwhelmingly supportive of raising the retirement age for state pensions. This is almost directly the opposite result of what YouGov found when they asked this same question of the general public: raising the retirement age was opposed by 57% to 32%.
* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.