MEMBERS of Pembrokeshire WASPI headed to County Hall and Cardiff last week to mark International Women’s Day.

Highlighting the anniversary of the Suffragettes and their pension campaign the members also all wore purple.

County councillor Tom Tudor, and other members of the Labour group, took the campaign inside the council chamber with purple ties, shirts and dresses to mark the occasion.

The campaigners later joined WASPI women from all over Wales, Stroud and Gloucester in Cardiff city centre in protest over pension changes, with support from Carolyn Harris MP, Leanne Wood AM, Stephen Kinnock MP, Julie Morgan AM, Jane Hutt AM, Jo Stevens MP and Anna McMorrin MP.

Campaigners say the changes are unfair and has resulted in women having to work up to six years longer, re-mortgage their homes and in some cases lose their homes.

Local organiser, Jackie Gilderdale said: “On average this injustice is resulting in an approximate state pension loss of £48,000, despite many paying into the system for over 40 years.

“The second reading of the Pension Inequality Bill will be presented by Carolyn Harris MP, to Parliament on April 27 and the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen West WASPI group, will be joining WASPI groups from across the UK, Northern Ireland and Europe in Westminster to ensure their MPs back the Bill.”