A redress scheme should be set up for WASPI campaigners according to the Carmarthenshire MP.

Jonathan Edwards MP, a long term supporter of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, has urged the UK Government to act immediately.

Over the years, the MP has consistently backed the campaign, engaging with members both in his constituency and in Parliament.

Recently, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) came to a damning conclusion after a five-year-long investigation.

The PHSO reported that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) failed to provide adequate information concerning changes to state pension age.

Consequently, thousands of women have been adversely affected and are rightfully owed compensation according to the report.

Despite the report's clear findings, there are concerns that DWP will not follow the non-legally-binding recommendations, prompting Rebecca Hilsenrath, the ombudsman's chief executive, to call on Parliament to hold the department to account.

Mr. Edwards said: "I have great admiration for the thousands of women who have fought so hard during this long campaign for justice.

"Their commitment to the cause has been unquestionable and I have been very proud to campaign along side them.

"The report by the PHSO has been a long time coming and as expected is totally damning. The Government and any future Government must now ensure that a redress scheme is in place as a matter of urgency to avoid further delay in the case of these long-suffering victims.

"I am sure Parliamentarians will seek to ensure the current and next UK Government acts."