Thousands of Nottinghamshire women have been short changed by changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.
Yesterday Labour’s candidate for Mansfield led a group of 9 local women to confront the Conservative candidate on his lack of support for their cause.
When they arrived at Mansfield Conservative HQ, they were told by Conservative Party staffers that the Conservative candidate in June’s General Election was too busy with meetings outside of the constituency to meet with the women.
Alan Meale, Labour’s candidate for Mansfield said;
“These women have been robbed, it’s as simple as that. The fact Ben Bradley couldn’t find the time to meet with them says it all. It’s a shame he’d rather hide outside of Mansfield that meet with real local people. From protecting the triple lock on pensions to defending bus passes and women affected by the state pension age increase, only Labour will protect Mansfield’s pensioners.”
Colleen Eales, North Nottinghamshire Coordinator for WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) said:
“It’s great to have Alan Meale’s support. It’s a shame the Conservative candidate couldn’t be bothered to meet with us to discuss this vital issue.”
After a disappointing response from Conservative HQ, Alan addresses a crowd of WASPI supporters in Mansfield Market Place.