Solent campaigners in Westminster march

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PROTESTERS converged on Westminster as part of an ongoing campaign for the equalisation of the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.

The Solent WASPI group says that women born in this decade have had up to six years added to their state pension age, with little to no notice.

Campaigners travelled to Westminster to watch parliament debate the issue.

Under secretary of state for pensions, Guy Opperman, says the issue will not be revisited – but the protesters say they will not stop fighting.

Group coordinator Shelagh Simmons said: ‘We will make our presence felt at every parliamentary debate until we get justice.

‘Every quoted statistic represents real women – we were there for all those invisible women around the country who deserve justice.’