Meet Shirley, a woman who is campaigning for the government to make fair the changes made to women's state pension age. 

Shirley is a chartered psychologist and a retired university lecturer. She has been left feeling disempowered by the changes made to the State Pensions Age (SPA). Like many women, she did not receive a reasonable notification period regarding the changes made to her pension and therefore did not have time to prepare and plan for the adjustments. Shirley believes there won’t be a true democracy until women are fairly represented. Therefore she is a strong advocate for equal representation in parliament as she believes the government would be better informed if more women were involved in the decision making process.

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