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CALLING FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR WASPI WOMEN

Alongside other Birmingham Labour MPs I have written to West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, to call on the Mayor to use his devolved powers to expand free travel on buses and other public transport for the WASPI women who have been disproportionately affected by changes in the state pension age.

The Conservative – Lib Dem Coalition Government’s decision to accelerate the rise in the women’s state pension age has had a devastating impact on many women who were born in the 1950s.

Bringing forwarded the age at which women affected by the pension change can claim free travel won’t make up for the delay in receiving their pensions but it would be a step in the right direction to ameliorate some of the hardship experienced by an estimated 30,000 WASPI women in Birmingham.

You can find out more about our letter here