Minister invited to WASPI meeting
Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has written to Hexham MP Guy Opperman, as part of his new role as Pensions Minister, inviting him to meet Northumberland WASPI.
WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) represent women born in the 1950s who were given little notice of the increase in pension age.
Mrs Trevelyan has been a firm supporter of WASPI in her two years as the MP.
She has regular meetings with Northumberland WASPI and has presented their recent petition to Parliament. She also sends regular email updates to WASPI members in the constituency, detailing what she is doing on the issue on their behalf in Parliament.
She believes the best way to seek consensus is to work together constructively cross-party and to use her influence as a Tory in a Conservative Government to persuade ministers to listen.