Please find below a message from Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, and RSVP for the two upcoming public meetings he is hosting for women in the Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven constituency born in the 1950s and affected by pension changes.
Please only RSVP for one of the events, and when you register, consider including a personal message about how the changes have affected you, as well as letting us know if you’re happy for us to keep you informed about this issue going forward.
Brighton meeting (21st April, 11.30am-12.30pm)
Peacehaven meeting (21st April, 2.00pm-3.00pm)
A word from Lloyd:
“I’m deeply unhappy that many women born in the 1950’s are quietly being expected to work longer, including a member of my family born in April 1954.
Many of the women affected received limited notification of the increase and some women received no notification at all. I know that these changes have caused a great deal of uncertainty for women who were planning for their retirement and in many cases, it has caused them financial hardship.
There is now a national campaign called WASPI, Women Against State Pension Inequality; www.waspi.co.uk. It has local groups which you may want to consider joining.
I’m keen to help on this issue; I have attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women and I have signed Early Day Motion 63 on the subject.
I am calling two public meetings on Saturday 21st April for the women in my parliamentary constituency who are affected. I have arranged one in the east and one in the west, to try and give everyone the opportunity to attend. There will be a chance for us all to plan what we do next.
I am also keen to hear your stories of how these changes will impact you so that I can use some of them in parliament whenever this issue is raised, in particular; there is the 2nd Reading of the Pensions (Review of Women’s Arrangements No.2) Bill on 27th April.
Please RSVP to book your place at one of the meetings, and use the ‘contact the organiser’ section to let me know whether you want me to keep you updated on this important issue and also do consider letting me know the personal impact these changes will have on you.
I look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of the meetings – I’m determined to help raise and tackle this injustice.” – Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP.