General Election 2019

2015

The Labour Party Manifesto includes a pledge for WASPI women.  Click here to read the Manifesto in full (link opens in new tab)

On Page 75 it says: “Under the Tories, 400,000 pensioners have been pushed into poverty and a generation of women born in the 1950s have had their pension age changed without fair notification. This betrayal left millions of women with no time to make alternative plans – with sometimes devastating personal consequences.

Labour recognises this injustice, and will work with these women to design a system of recompense for the losses and insecurity they have suffered.

We will ensure that such an injustice can never happen again by legislating to prevent accrued rights to the state pension from being changed.”

It was covered in an article in The Guardian “Labour pledges £58bn for women caught in pension trap”.

There have been many questions about this and for information here is John McDonnell speaking about it: