Alison McGovern

Wirral South

Wirral South MP Alison McGovern speaks in debate about the inequality of women’s state pensions

Alison McGovern MP spoke in Parliament today about the debt women of her generation owe to women born in the 1950’s.

Ms McGovern was speaking in a debate today focusing on the campaign Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) led by SNP MP Mhairi Black.

The campaign relates to unfair state pension changes affecting women born in the 1950’s.

Alison McGovern is calling on the government to recognise the unfairness of these changes and is asking them to make fair transitional arrangements.

The WASPI campaign has gained a lot of momentum thanks to the campaigning efforts of the women affected.

Speaking about the campaign Alison McGovern said: “It was very important for me to speak in the debate today given the amount of contact I have received from my constituents. I have met with women affected by these unfair changes and I will be chairing a public meeting on the 15 January to hear the personal experiences of those affected. The opposition benches were filled in the chamber for today’s debate reflecting the strength of feeling of MP’s constituents.”

The meeting will be held on 15 January 1-2PM at Bebington Civic Centre 

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commented 2016-01-16 13:56:25 +0000
Did you ever campaign to lower the pension age of men to 60? I recently retired from Liverpool Community College after working 25 years part time/zero hours contracts. I was a single father for many years but never allowed to work full time; apparently there were too many men working in the college. The positive discriminatory quota system not only penalises me, but my children & my pensionl. Does the Labour Party seek to render working class males invisible?
commented 2016-01-15 17:33:43 +0000
Thank you,Alison, for chairing the meeting this afternoon at Bebington Civic Centre. I feel that with your support, other MPs and WASPI that we can collectively carry this campaign forward and be successful in getting recognition for transitional arrangements for Women born in the 1950s and affected by the current unsatisfactory State Pension arrangement.

Soooooo inspired and motivated by today’s meeting that I’m really excited about the prospects of a second meeting!
commented 2016-01-13 16:58:21 +0000
Should say a few months older
commented 2016-01-13 16:57:32 +0000
I left school at 15 and worked all my life. At 62 was made redundant, and no one wants to employ someone off my age. My school friends who are a few months younger than me have retired on a state pension. Some have never worked, I have to wait another two years. This is not fair. KLW
commented 2016-01-08 10:30:37 +0000
Great to see opposition benches filled for this debate, especially the SNP supporting Mhari Black. Shame on the tories for only sending a few token MPs for what is a national issue(not just in Scotland and Labour held areas).

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