The scrapping of over 75s free TV licenses was on the agenda for the parade

PICTURE SPECIAL: TV licences on the agenda as Pensioners' Parliament march through Blackpool

The debate over scrapping over 75s free TV licences continued as hundreds of older campaigners marched through the streets of Blackpool as part of the the three day Pensioners’ Parliament.

The event, which has been running for more than 20 years, kicked off with a jazz band and a colourful and noisy march through the town centre followed by a rally with a number of guest speakers including Blackpool councillor Fred Jackson.

Bill Barrett and Maureen Deans
Bill Barrett and Maureen Deans
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Cheers all round
Cheers all round
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Jazz band kept the parade lively
Jazz band kept the parade lively
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A man displaying a newspaper headline about the scrapping of free TV licences
A man displaying a newspaper headline about the scrapping of free TV licences
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