Three Sydney retirees have set up a new political party to represent seniors' interests. The new Seniors United NSW party will run for the NSW Upper House (Legislative Council) in the next state election in 2015.

Neil Smith, Frank Fitzpatrick and Ray Morritt from a retirement village in North Turramurra have received Electoral Commission approval to run and now need 750 members by the end of October to form an official party. Membership is $10.

Mr Smith, 80, said Seniors United NSW would advocate for a forgotten population. "We'll address the issues that over 55s can identify with that have been neglected in legislation."We've done the hard yards, we know what the problems are."

Mr Morritt, 79, said Seniors United NSW came about after a failure to act on local issues affecting many seniors by current MP's.

All three men criticised Prime Minister Tony Abbott's cabinet, which does not include a minister for ageing or seniors.

To join the party, phone (02) 9488 5366 or email

See article published in the Hornsby Advocate newspaper 10/10/13.