Members of Ceredigion Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) campaign have vowed to fight on after the High Court failed to find that the changes to their State Pension Age were discriminatory.

Around 5,000 women in Ceredigion lost up to six years of their State Pension with little or no notice due to the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011, despite having paid National Insurance Contributions.

MP Ben Lake, who met the WASPIs and their supporters at a packed Quiz Night in Aberaeron on Saturday, October 5, said: “The Court decision was very surprising.

“It’s clear that women born in the 50s have been treated unfairly throughout their working lives and again when they need their pensions.

"The justices said that although they had sympathy with the women involved many of the issues were not for them to decide and it is up to Parliament.

"I will be doing all I can to encourage MPs to support the WASPI Campaign.

"Plaid Cymru has already passed a motion of support at our conference this weekend.”

“The court decision was a bitter blow but we will fight on.” said Pamela Judge, co-ordinator of Ceredigion WASPI.

“Our social event has renewed our energies and replenished our fighting fund.

"We are ready to contribute to the cost of appealing the court decision if necessary and to do all we can to carry on the fight.”