Call for urgent changes for WASPI women affected by Covid-19 pandemic

The WASPI Campaign Director says they’re increasingly concerned about the disproportionate impact the outbreak is having on 1950s born women

Friday, 24th April, 2020 5:46pm

By Shelagh Simmons with 32 readers' comments

Labour Party’s commitment to WASPI women ‘first tangible offer from any party’ say Solent WASPI

Richard Quigley with the WASPI Pledge GE2019

Solent WASPI say there are around 10,500 Isle of Wight women who did not receive fair notice of changes to their State Pension age

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 10:48am

By Shelagh Simmons with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP pledges to fight for better deal for Island’s WASPI women

Bob Seely MP and the WASPI Pledge with Shelagh Simmons and Sally Robinson.

More than 10,000 women in the Isle of Wight constituency have been negatively impacted by the State Pension age changes as a result of the lack of notification by the Government

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:25am

By Shelagh Simmons with 6 readers' comments

Solent WASPI wins support from Hampshire County Council

HCC Solent WASPI group

The council across the water join others calling on the Government to support the notion of compensation payments for women born in the 1950s.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 8:39am

By Shelagh Simmons

Letter: ‘Intergenerational Fairness’ a false premise says Solent WASPI

young persona and old person walking arm in arm

The National Pensioners' Convention says "there is considerable evidence that the inequality inside generations is greater than that between generations" and Solent WASPI say it should not be a question of old versus young.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 10:06am

By Shelagh Simmons with 7 readers' comments

Ann Widdecombe challenged after ‘lashing out’ at WASPI women

NST AW letter

Solent WASPI officers say it's not surprising that Ann Widdlecombe lashed out at WASPI women, as she was one of the ministers responsible for steering the 1995 SPA legislation.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 7:55am

By Shelagh Simmons with 3 readers' comments

Another punch for WASPI women landed by DWP

waspi women at parliament dec 14th 2018

Snuck through last week whilst everyone was concentrating on the Brexit Deal vote, Solent WASPI believe the new rules are another smash and grab raid on those already hit by the injustice of SPA increases appallingly communicated and poorly implemented.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 8:28am

By Shelagh Simmons with 5 readers' comments

WASPI in Westminster for opposition debate

WASPI debate 22 November 2018 Solent group 1

Among those making the journey to Westminster last week for the WASPI rally were members of Solent WASPI Supporters’ Group (Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight). Shelagh reports back on proceedings.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 1:13pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

WASPI women and supporters head to Westminter rally

Solent WASPI Group

Women from Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be heading to Westminster next Thursday to take part in a Rally.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:30pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Why WASPI women won’t be celebrating during milestone week

Solent WASPI

Isle of Wight has 11,000 women affected by the Government’s acceleration of the State Pension Age by Gov Acts for women born in 1950s. During this milestone week, Shelagh shares some great background.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 6:03pm

By Shelagh Simmons with 7 readers' comments

WASPI women continue their fight for justice

Solent WASPI

If you support justice for 1950s women and their families, or want to know more about the WASPI campaign, join others on Saturday 14th July in Newport or Southampton.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 8:47am

By Shelagh Simmons with 5 readers' comments

The ‘Government’s shame grows’ say pension campaigners

waspi women at parliament dec 14th 2018

Women from the Solent area travelled to Parliament last week to hear the latest debate calling for fair transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s

Monday, 18th December, 2017 8:59am

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment