BROMSGROVE's district councillors have voted unanimously to support a campaign against gender inequality in state pensions.

Labour cllr Chris Bloore submitted a motion at last week's full council meeting for leader Geoff Denaro to write to Prime Minister Theresa May, requesting transitional arrangements be put in place for women affected by changes to the state pension retirement age in 1995 and 2011.

Hundreds of thousands of women were affected by the changes to the Pensions Acts, and are now facing financial hardship as a result.

Cllr Bloore said: "I'm proud that as a council we have played our role as community leaders with one clear voice that we support the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign to get justice for women born in the 1950s.

"The WASPI women aren't against pension equalisation but simply want fair transitional arrangements for women that have worked all their lives planning for retirement, with little or no notice are now plunged into financial hardship because of the government's actions.

"Bromsgrove District Council has said 'we support you and change is needed'.”