Ged Killen Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Today my team and I held a special advice surgery to help women born in the 1950s who have been adversely affected by changes to the State Pension Age to write letters of complaint to the Department for Work and Pensions.
The surgery took place in the constituency office and saw over 60 women from across Rutherglen and Hamilton West, draft letters to the Pension Service in order to voice their disappointment with decisions taken by successive UK governments.
I was delighted to see so many women take up the opportunity to attend my special surgery to complete their complaint letters to the DWP. I heard so many personal stories that really demonstrated to me that is an issue impacting a wide range of women in many different ways.
It is disappointing that the Chancellor did not use his budget speech to announce an end to the pension inequality affecting 1950s born women, but it is clear to me that these women are absolutely determined to get justice. They are not going to let this matter go, and nor should they. I will continue to do everything I can to support them in their efforts.