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City MP Joins Solent WASPI Women to Deliver Letter to Downing Street

By 19 July 2023No Comments

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan joined representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign to deliver an open letter signed by Portsmouth people to Downing Street.

The letter calls for the Prime Minister to commit publicly to meeting with WASPI to find a fair remedy to the injustice against them.

The group campaigns for fair and fast compensation for 1950s-born women affected by the failure of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to communicate the increase in the State Pension age from 60 to 66.

There are an estimated 9,000 WASPI women across Portsmouth, with over 3.6 million affected women across the country.

Mr Morgan joined campaigners to present the letter to the Prime Minister, calling on the government to meet with campaigners “as soon as possible.”

Commenting, Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said:

“Against the backdrop of a cost of living crisis, I know personally how deeply affected women born in the 1950s are as a result of State Pension age failings.

“The strength of feeling from WASPI women in Portsmouth and across the country is clear from this petition.

“I am pleased to join them today to call on the government to meet with campaigners as soon as possible so a fair resolution can be found for all those affected.”

Mr Morgan hosted a coffee morning alongside Solent WASPI earlier this year to raise awareness of the women against state pension inequality campaign and continues to campaign to make their voices heard in Parliament.

A series of street stalls have taken place in the constituency to encourage local people to sign the open letter.

The City MP has vowed to follow up concerns with the Prime Minister and Ombudsman to ensure a resolution.