So many women who were born in the 1950s have worked hard all their lives and paid into the system. In return for that it’s only fair that they should receive the pension they’ve been promised over that time.
It is completely outrageous that changes to the pension age have been made at the last minute and that some of these women have been plunged into poverty through absolutely no fault of their own.
Short-changed pensioners alongside the Labour Party have criticised the Government time and time again for their actions and repeatedly voted against this change.
Unfortunately, the Government is so far refusing to budge against the hundreds of MPs and tens of thousands of campaigners who have called for a change.
But we are not going to let the pressure drop. So I was pleased to attend the first meeting after the June election of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on State Pension Inequality for Women, and to be elected Vice Chair of the group.