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WASPI women compensation update as Labour warned 3.6million votes are vital

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When Rishi Sunak surprised the country and his own party by calling a general election for July 4, compensation bills for the victims of the infected blood and Horizon scandals were rushed through parliament to make sure that people got the money they deserved.

However, one of the largest groups of people affected by a historic injustice had their fight kicked into the long grass again - the 3.6 million WASPI women.

Leading Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaigners, who are fighting for recompense after women born in the 1950s were not properly informed about pension changes, have now written to Labour's Sir Keir Starmer urging him to act "fast" - if he wins the election.

With more than 270,000 affected women having already died without justice and a Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) report urging the government to "act swiftly" on thousands of pounds in compensation, WASPI campaigners want their plight at the top of the new parliament's in-tray, reports the Daily Record. READ MORE: DWP data contradicts Sunak's ITV general election debate pension tax claims as 1.5m affected Before the General Election was called, MPs unanimously backed a motion for compensation in the Commons and the cross-party Work and Pensions Committee set out the parameters for a scheme where those worst affected would be compensated most.

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