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1950s Women Pension Inequality Meeting

March 2, 2018

On Friday 23rd February I hosted a 1950s Women Pension Inequality meeting at Whitchurch Rugby Club. Here is the follow-up email that I sent to everyone who attended - if you would like to be added to the mailing list for future updates about the campaign then please email me at anna.mcmorrin.mp@parliament.uk or call 02920 624440.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event on Friday, and to all those who have been in touch before and since to ask for more information about the 1950s Women Pension Inequality campaign. It was great to have Julie Morgan AM, Chair of the Women's State Pension Inequality Parliamentary Group Carolyn Harris MP, and WASPI women Sue, Celia and Kay with us.

There was an overwhelming response to my letter with over 250 people at Whitchurch Rugby club - so many that we had to split into two rooms! Following months of meetings with 15-20 women in attendance, it was incredible to have so many people wanting to get involved and see the strength of feeling in the room!

As you're aware, in 2011 the Coalition Government made the decision to accelerate the rise in the women’s state pension age. Over 2.5 million women have had their state pension age changed without fair notification, having a devastating effect on women across the UK, as well as their partners and families – we heard on Friday shocking reports of women affected by these changes brought in being left destitute. I strongly believe that these women deserve both recognition for the injustice that they have suffered, and some kind of compensation for their losses, which is what I have been campaigning for in Parliament!

NEXT STEPS:

Rally in Cardiff on Thursday 8th March:

Those arriving by train or public transport please plan to get to the foyer of Cardiff Central Station by 11:30am. We will leave in groups turning right at great western Wetherspoon's pub, turn left where we will walk to the end of St Mary's street, once again turn left walk to Angel Hotel were we will cross at traffic lights and congregate at end of the Cardiff Castle Wall.

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Join the main procession  at 12.30pm, starting in front of Cardiff Castle and walking to the statue of Aneurin Bevan, founder off the NHS.

Parliamentary Ombudsman Complaints Procedure to claim compensation for maladministration : It will cost you a few stamps but I can send you the templates - just amend/adapt to your personal circumstances. Email me for the how to guide and templates.