Prime Minister Theresa May today refused to help partially blind hairdresser Dianah Kendall after her planned retirement was pushed back from September this year to 2022 after UK Government legislation. Ogmore MP Chris Elmore bought Dianah’s case to Parliament today in Prime Minister's questions and was pushed back by the PM. The issue, which affects women’s pension age, has been fiercely campaigned against by the organisation WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality).
The Bridgend WASPI group have marched to both Cardiff Bay and Westminster to get justice and now the Ogmore MP has raised it at Prime Minister’s questions.
Chris said: “I brought Dianah’s case to Theresa May today and was appalled that not only did she dismiss the case but also appeared to bend the facts.
“Mrs May said that nobody will see their pension age change by more than 18 months. This simply isn’t the case. Some women are waiting more than 4 years. In Dinah’s case 5! I would like to know where the Prime Minister is getting her facts from.” Dianah was lucky to be alive after a shock brain haemorrhage left her partially blind but has continued to run her business Just Cuts in Pencoed and now faces an agonising five extra years before she can retire having made plans for September 2017.