Over 2.5 million women born in the 1950s have had their state pension age changed without fair notification. These women deserve both recognition for the injustice they have suffered and some kind of compensation for their losses.
Alongside our commitment to extend Pension Credit to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable women, Labour is exploring options for further transitional protections, to ensure that all these women have security and dignity in older age.
This must never happen again. Labour will legislate so that accrued rights to the basic state pension cannot be changed, but future benefits can.
Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Ipswich, Sandy Martin says: "Women who have worked and paid into the National Insurance scheme should not have the pensions they have contributed to arbitrarily postponed. The Conservative government has treated thousands of women just coming up to retirement with utter contempt, and we need to force them to change."