Clwyd South MP meets pension justice campaigners

Susan Elan Jones MP has met in Parliament with Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaigners. The Clwyd South Labour MP re-iterated her commitment to supporting women born in the 1950s who are yet to receive their pensions.

Despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s promise to, “…return to the issue with fresh vigour and new eyes and see what I can do to sort it out”, concern was expressed that little seemed to have been done.

The campaigners are supported in Parliament by the All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women of which the Clwyd South MP is a member. The Group has suggested making a non-means-tested pension credit available to all women aged 63 and over and extending pension credit for those worst affected who have no other income.

Susan Elan Jones MP said:

“This is a really important issue for many women from our local area who were born in the 1950s. Nobody wants to turn the clock back, but the way pension changes were handled is causing major difficulties. I was delighted to meet with Debbie de Spon and other campaigners in Parliament. I am not willing to give up the fight for justice for these women – and will continue to support this campaign in Parliament and in our local area.” 

For further details of the recommendations of the All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women, see:

https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2019/10/08/govt-to-discuss-solutions-for-1950s-women/