Lewes MP presents pension petition to Parliament

The Member of Parliament for Lewes, Maria Caulfield, this evening presented a petition, signed by hundreds of her constituents, to the Government, requesting an end to pension inequality being faced by thousands of women in the UK.

 

The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign was first launched in 2015, with the aim of achieving fair transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950’s, and has spread across the country, gaining support from MP’s, like Maria, is at does so.

 

Speaking from Westminster Maria said:

 

“I was very pleased to be able to again represent the views of my constituents by presenting the WASPI petition to parliament this evening.”

 

“I would like to thank the hundreds of women who signed this petition, and by so doing added their voices to the thousands accumulated by my parliamentary colleagues, ensuring that a strong voice is put forward to the Department for Work & Pensions on this issue.”

 

“I will continue to campaign on this issue on behalf of my constituents, and look forward to continuing my work alongside local WASPI campaigners.”

 

To view the proceedings in the House please visit the following link:

 

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/3d306569-d388-4e89-8858-026823dc94ab?in=18:47:24&out=18:52:50