MP and WASPI campaigner, Douglas Chapman, says that despite a High Court ruling in London on Thursday he will not give up the fight to get what he feels is justice for women affected by changes to the state pension age.

Throughout the UK nearly four million women born in the 1950s have been affected by the changes introduced by various Governments to bring about 'pension age equalisation' which raised the state pension age from 60 to 66 and there are more than 100 women in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area facing having to wait to get their pension.

Women Against State Pension Inequality campaigners took the Department of Work and Pensions to court arguing that raising their pension age unlawfully discriminated against them on the grounds of age and sex and that they were not given adequate notice of the changes.

However, the two judges sitting on the case dismissed the claim on all grounds.

Mr Chapman, the MP for Crossgates, Hill of Beath and Moss-side, said that he was not going to let the matter rest.

He commented: “Whilst I respect the decision of the High Court, this is a real kick in the teeth for WASPI women who have worked hard all their life and are being denied the pension they thought they were entitled to.

“The decision by the UK Government to raise the state pension age for these women without any prior warning has left thousands of women without the security they were expecting.

“I have seen women come into my office in tears because they haven’t been able to receive their pensions at 60 and are living close or on the breadline, something which is an absolute disgrace to a generation who have worked hard and deserve a stress free retirement".

Mr Chapman concluded: “It’s disgusting what this UK Government is putting the WASPI women through and I will continue to fight for the women in my constituency of Dunfermline and West Fife who have suffered as a result of this.”

The issue is not going to be allowed to disappear from halls of the Westminster Parliament