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Nia Griffith MP has delivered a petition to the House of Commons calling on the UK Government to help local women who are affected by the fast-forwarding of changes to the state pension age.

Nia has led public meetings across the constituency with local women affected by the changes and has written to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to take action.

Speaking shortly after the petition was presented, Nia said:

“I was pleased to ensure that this important petition was presented to the House of Commons. Hundreds of women from Llanelli and the surrounding area are seriously concerned about changes to their pensions that will leave many seriously worse off.

“It is clear to me, from what women have told me at the crowded meetings that I have organised, that the way that the changes have been poorly communicated and rushed in, has made women very angry. Moreover the lack of time to plan ahead has left some women in dire circumstances.

“It is high time for the UK Government to look again at the various proposals for much fairer transitional arrangements, particularly for those women who are worst hit.”