Combined Womens’ Action Group Make a Big Impression in Parliament

On Tuesday, hundreds of women born in the 50’s and early 60’s marched on Parliament for a mass lobby of their MPs to make their voices heard over unfair changes to their state pension ages.

Campaigners outside Parliament (Photo Credit – Patrick Daly)

I was pleased to welcome a delegation of women from my constituency who told me how the changes would affect them and how their plans for retirement have been scuppered with the acceleration of changes to the state pension age.

Tuesday’s lobby of Parliament by women born in the 1950s shows the strength of feeling towards the government over the unfair changes to their state pension.

Women born in the 1950s have been left high and dry by this change and the government have washed their hands of the matter. If ministers and secretaries of state have received even half the correspondence I have had on this issue they then surely they will sit up and take note. Instead it seems that the government has buried its head in the sand.

The campaign now hopes to build on the success of the lobby of parliament and will seek to increase awareness of the unfair changes and for government to come up with alternative measures.

Karl Turner addressing the delegation from East Hull