Vernon Coaker MP

Working Hard For You In Gedling

WASPI petition

CugxdaeXYAAUIPW.jpgYesterday, I presented a number of WASPI petitions to parliament

Yesterday, I presented a petition to parliament on behalf of hundreds of women across the East Midlands, in support of the WASPI campaign. The Hansard record is here:

https://hansard.parliament.uk/…/E109E722-6B19-4DF…/Petitions

The petition reads:

"Declares that as a result of the way in which the 1995 Pension Act and the 2011 Pension Act were implemented, women born in the 1950s (on or after 6 April 1951) have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age; further that hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with little or no personal notice; further that implementation took place faster than promised; further that this gave no time to make alternative pension plans; and further that retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences.

"The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to make fair transitional arrangements for all women born in the 1950s (on or after 6 April 1951) who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age."

We will have to wait now to see if the government respond.

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