Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

Sharon present petition on behalf of WASPI women

Sharon last night presented petitions sent to her on behalf of WASPI women in her constituency and their friends and family to Parliament which called on the Government to put in place transitional arrangements to mitigate the impact of the equalisation of the State Pension Age.


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Following her call for constituents to sign the petition, Sharon Hodgson MP received a total of over 400 signatures from constituents, and on the evening of the 11th October presented the petition on the floor of the House, alongside many of her Parliamentary colleagues from across the House of Commons.

The handing in of the petitions was led by Barbara Keeley, MP for Worsley and Eccles, and included MPs from across the Chamber who presented petitions on behalf of their constituents.

Following the presentation of the petition, Sharon said:

“It was wonderful to see so many constituents signing this petition to support the WASPI women, who have been so unfairly impacted by the Government’s botched job of equalising the State Pension Age.

“I want to thank the over 400 constituents who took the time to sign this petition, who all agreed that the Government can and should be doing more to bring in transitional arrangements for those women born in the 1950s who have been affected so much by these changes. 

“I hope that this will be a game-changer and we will finally see some movement from the Government in addressing the concerns of the WASPI women, after so many attempts have been made in the past but have been sadly ignored by ministers. This cannot continue to go on and something must be done now, and the Government has the power to do just that.”


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