Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has been elected as co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on State Pension Inequality for Women.
Gwynne was elected alongside Conservative MP Peter Aldous (Waveney), replacing previous co-Chairs Carolyn Harris and Tim Loughton who both stood down from their roles.
APPGs are cross-party groups of MPs and Peers who have a particular interest in a topic. This particular APPG looks to get justice for the 3.8 million women born in the 1950s who were affected by changes to their State Pension age, which were implemented in the 1995 and 2011 Pensions Acts.
Gwynne has campaigned on this issue for a number of years and was a founding member of the APPG.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m delighted to be co-Chair of the APPG on State Pension Inequality for Women and am looking forward to working with Peter and Members from across the House on this issue.
“This is an issue that I am very passionate about, having campaigned for a number of years now against the pension-related injustices faced by women born in the 1950s and I’m happy to have this opportunity to continue this work.
“I’d like to thank Carolyn Harris and Tim Loughton for all that they have done in leading this group for the past few years and hope that we can carry on their good work.”