THOUSANDS of people voted Labour in the last Welsh Assembly election because of a manifesto promise to introduce annual checks for the over-50. Now all they are offered is an internet health check to people aged over 50 by the Welsh Government.

This is a broken promise; a U-turn because Labour never looked at how much this manifesto promise would cost, or consulted the professionals on how this would be rolled out. There are thousands of people over 50 who are unable to access the internet with bad connection or lack of knowledge. So even this new internet check will be a waste of time for them. The things Labour will say just to get elected – and they wonder why people are fed up with politics and politicians.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road, Bargoed