‘We’ve been robbed’: how women hit by rise in pension age intend to vote

Some lifelong Conservative supporters are abandoning the party and voting Labour

Almost 4 million women born in the 1950s, whose retirement age was increased from 60 to 66, have been weighing their voting intentions since Labour announced a £58bn compensation plan to pay back the “historic debt of honour”.

Jeremy Corbyn has said affected women could receive up to £31,300 in compensation, depending on their age. Boris Johnson, who previously pledged to consider the impact of the policy, now says he “cannot promise I can magic up that money”. The Liberal Democrats have committed to providing some compensation but offered no detailed plan or costings.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/02/weve-been-robbed-women-pension-age-vote

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