WASPI women in East Ren gain MPs support

Paul Masterton MP with local East Ren WASPI group members
Paul Masterton MP with local East Ren WASPI group members

WASPI women in East Renfrewshire were delighted to be joined by local members of parliament at their drop-in workshop last Saturday at Arthurlie House.

Conservative MP Paul Masterton and SNP MSP Tom Arthur both confirmed their support for the Waspi campaign, which has affected over 4,400 women in East Renfrewshire.

The campaign, which is supported by all political parties at Westminster and Holyrood, seeks transitional payments for women born in the 1950s who have lost out on their state pension for up to six years.

Many women have lost money as a result, some of whom are looking at a figure of up to £45,000.

For some others, they have lost less as they have not had to wait a full six year period until their retirement.

However, the Waspi Campaign is asking the government to compensate those women for the missing payments.

If you are a woman born in the 1950s - or if you know someone born then - have a look at the campaigners website: www.waspi.co.uk to find more about your lost state pension, or email waspiglas73@gmail.com.