Campaigners who are highlighting the injustice of women’s state pension inequality faced disappointment in last month’s budget.
George Osborne made no mention of their plight and neither did he offer any help to correct the injustice despite the issue being debated in the House of Commons prior to the budget.
If you are a regular reader of my column you will know that I have been supporting local people who belong to the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaign in the hope that the government would listen and offer assistance in the budget.
However the fight now goes on to make the campaigner’s voices heard and I will be continuing to support them in doing this.
That is why I am liaising with my North West Labour colleagues and hosting a further meeting. I have been contacted by local women in recent weeks asking about next steps so I’d like to promote the event as widely as possible and encourage readers of my column to tell their friends about the meeting.
If you are coming along then please let me know by contacting my office. It will be an opportunity for those affected to meet and exchange ideas and it will also help to keep the issue in the spotlight.
Politicians will also be attending to listen to concerns and to discuss the campaign.
The meeting will be held at Jack Jones House in Liverpool on Saturday 28 May between 10am-1PM. Anyone is welcome to come along on the day and you can confirm your attendance by phoning my office on 0151 645 6590 or by clicking here
I know from meeting the women from the WASPI campaign that they will keep fighting and that the campaign will keep going strong. This meeting is a chance to get more women who are affected to join the movement and build on its success. That is why I look forward to seeing many people at the meeting. The issue of course affects the families of these women so all family members and friends are also welcome.