Waspi women are being urged to “use their voices to get justice” on behalf of Britons affected by historic changes to the retirement age at tomorrow’s general election.

Campaigners from Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) are speaking out ahead of their polls, with many expressing concern over politicians’ lack of commitment to compensation.


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Sunak and Starmer have remained cautious about a future compensation payment for Waspi women

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It is believed that approximately 3.8 million women have been affected by the change because they are not sufficiently informed.

According to the Waspi campaign, this left many unable to adequately prepare for retirement.

While the Liberal Democrats, Green Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru have promised a significant compensation package, Sir Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have been less clear.

The Labour leader has confirmed he will address the issue, which has been “put on ice” by the Tories, while Sunak claims the Conservatives are still studying the PHSO report.

On Waspi’s Facebook page, women are calling on British political leaders to do more, as a woman dies every 13 minutes while waiting for compensation.

Many wrote to the parties before July 4 asking for their position on benefits for women born in the 1950s.

Elizabeth Sidney said: “Women have fought and died for us to have the right to vote, so make sure you do so ladies, even if it’s a protest vote. The fight for Waspi continues.”

Jenny Gregory added: “I have written to both parties but they have not been polite enough to respond. It is frustrating.”

Dawn Tok explained: “I wrote to all of them. No response of course, but an email saying ‘with the election going on blah blah blah’, but at least they have my emails.”

While many women received no response from the major parties, some campaigners made their correspondence with potential MPs public.

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Elaine Wright shared: “I got a lovely email straight back from the Lib Dem candidate saying it’s in their manifesto and he’ll definitely support it.”

Angela Madden, chair of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), said: “As the clock ticks down to the opening of the polls, Labour and Conservatives are in the final stages of winning the votes of 3.6 million women.

“We are grateful to the many candidates from all parties who responded positively, but a new government must move from warm words to concrete actions.

“Given that a WASPI woman dies every 13 minutes, we will use our voices to demand justice for all those who have been so disappointed.”