The campaign for Women Against State Pension Injustice took a strong step forward this week, with the presentation of a petition to the government backed by over 200 MPs from all sides of the chamber.
Andrew Gwynne MP presented the WASPI/WASPI Voice petition in the House of Commons on behalf of Denton & Reddish and the Redcar constituency.
Fellow MPs from across the chamber presented the petition on behalf of their constituencies, with over 200 constituencies standing behind the campaign. Hundreds of constituents from Denton & Reddish signed the petition presented by Andrew Gwynne, which contributed to the thousands of signatures accumulated throughout the chamber.
The petition’s strong backing comes after the hard work of WASPI / WASPI Voice and the WASPI APPG who have collectively been pressuring the government for justice on pensions for women born in the 1950’s.
The petition will now be presented to the government with a planned meeting with the Secretary of State for Department of Work and Pensions to follow in the upcoming weeks.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I feel privileged to have handed in the WASPI/WASPI Voice petition from constituents in Denton and Reddish and also the Redcar constituency.
“It was great to see the hard work of all parties involved accumulate to the petition presented tonight from both sides of the chamber.
“It’s time for justice on this issue.”