Today campaigners at the High Court lost a legal battle against the government’s handling of the rise in the women’s state pension age.

The application to the court raised matters arising from the government policy of equalisation of the pension ages and its impact on women born in the 1950s, including the taper mechanism used to raise the State Pension Age, in combination with a failure to properly inform women of the changes

Geraint Davies, Swansea West MP said: “I’m disappointed with today’s result but will keep fighting so women born in the 1950s are not pushed into poverty.

“Despite the court’s findings, the campaign continues in Parliament. A Labour government has made commitments to support the women affected, including by extending Pension Credit to thousands of the most vulnerable women.

“I will consult further with 1950s women in Swansea to ensure their voices are heard.”

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