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I was truly honoured to be presented with a WASPI Hero award by Frances and Lynne from Ayrshire WASPI Group.

WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign has campaigned tirelessly, and with admirable dignity, against how the state pension age for men and women was equalised, leaving around 3.8 million women born on or after 6 April 1950 to 5 April 1960 with a later retirement age for which they received little or no notice.

This matter is now being investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) which previously found the Department of Work and Pensions guilty of maladministration for failing to sufficiently inform the women about the state pension age increase. The Ombudsman must complete this investigation quickly and fairly and WASPI women must receive proper compensation for the loss of their pensions.

I will continue to stand up for justice for WASPI women, as I have done since they were first robbed of their rightful pensions.


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