WASPI Ceredigion takes the campaign to Westminster


1950s women pension campaigners in Ceredigion are to take their case to the House of Commons.

With the help of MP Ben Lake, members of Ceredigion Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) will join WASPI members from all over the UK to run an information session for MPs at Westminster on 4th March.

“It’s a new year with a new Parliament,” said WASPI Co-ordinator Pamela Judge, who is organising the event.

“There are now lots of new MPs who need to understand our campaign, and lots of old ones who need reminding that the injustice we have suffered has not gone away. The 5,000 WASPI women in Ceredigion are among some 3.8 million 1950s born women in the UK who have lost up to six years of the State Pensions we paid into. We are very fortunate here that our MP supports us. Women in many other parts of the country are not so lucky.”

“I am delighted to help the WASPI women convey their message to MPs of all parties,” said Mr Lake who will host the event.

“They worked all their lives and paid into the National Insurance Fund, believing they could retire at 60, only to have the goal posts moved at the last minute. This should not be a political issue; it’s about fairness. The social contract these women had with the welfare state was broken.                                                             

“I will be urging MPs of all parties from all over the UK to come and meet WASPI women from their constituencies at this event. We need to come up with a cross party solution to help them soon.”

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