Women being denied their pensions can use the local elections to seek justice

Here’s an excellent point by David Hencke:

The 3.9 million 50s pensioners have a great opportunity to get their views across at the local elections to be held on Thursday May 3.  Elections will be held in all 32 London boroughs, 34 metropolitan boroughs, 68 district/borough councils and 17 unitary authorities.  There are also elections for mayors in the London boroughs of Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets and just outside London in Watford.

Local elections are of course about local matters. However the performance of political parties at local elections is always judged by the media as a snapshot of national voting intentions. Also the attitude of local councillors towards the plight of women denied their pensions for up to six years could well be symptomatic of their attitude towards other injustice issues.

[If your councillors are up for election] go on to the council’s site and chase up your ward councillors.

Challenge them to  put pressure on their MP to get government policy changed so you will get your money. If they refuse, vote for the nearest challenger who will.

Source: 50s pensioners: Time for you to put the boot into your local councillor at May’s elections | David Hencke

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4 thoughts on “Women being denied their pensions can use the local elections to seek justice

  1. trev

    They should have brought State Pension age down to 55 for men and women. Putting it up to 67+ is an act of Class War, many of us aren’t going to live long enough to see it. 5 people I knew have died in the last couple of years, one aged 66, the rest in their 50s, and a doctor told me to expect to live to 68 at worse case scenario or about 74 at best. It’s a myth that everyone is living longer. It depends on a lot of factors, inc. poverty and where you live. Average male life expectancy in Bradford West Yorks. is just 58. I hope Corbyn intends to rectify the pension age, I havent heard him say.

  2. Rachel Howard

    You haven’t heard him say anything because he hasn’t. , instead of looking after the women who contributed to the wealth of this country he is concentrating on the young. We mean nothing to him just as we we mean nothing to the Tories.

  3. groovmistress

    Just one point. We (for I am one) 50s born women denied our pensions are still being referred to as “pensioners”. Even in this blog. We are NOT pensioners – that’s the whole point!!! I appreciate it’s a tad clumsy but could we not be referred to as “would be” pensioners? or, even better, “should be”…

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I know; it’s not the right word. Don’t like the alternatives you offer. Perhaps an acronym? WASPI is only actual protesters, though.

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