There are more than 10,000 women affected by the State Pension age changes in Swindon, according to data from the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign group. 

They estimate there are 5,570 women affected in South Swindon and 4,930 in North Swindon and one WASPI woman dies every 13 minutes in the UK. 

Campaigners say that women born in the 1950s were not properly informed about the changes to their pension, and the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman has ruled those affected should get compensation.  

Some senior MPs have also urged the government to vote for compensation to ensure the women impacted get justice.  

But neither South Swindon MP Sir Robert Buckland nor North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has commented on where they stand on compensation.

Sir Robert said: “Had the Government not equalised the State Pension age, women who would be retiring today upon reaching the age of 60 would, on average, spend over 40 per cent of their adult lives in receipt of state pension. 

“These changes, made by Parliament after extensive debates, were about maintaining the right balance between sustainability of the state pension, fairness between generations, and ensuring a dignified retirement in later life. 

“The courts have made it clear that under successive governments dating back to 1995, the action taken was entirely lawful and did not discriminate on any grounds.

"However, as the Ombudsman report states, the Department of Work and Pensions could have done a better job communicating the changes to the pension age, and I look forward to hearing from ministers as to how they plan to address these mistakes on behalf of all of my constituents affected by this issue here in South Swindon.

"I will do all I can to support them until this matter is resolved.”

The 1995 Pensions Act outlined plans for women’s state pension age to gradually increase from 60 to 65, in line with men, but the 2010 Coalition government accelerated the process.

Mr Tomlinson, previously Minister of State at the DWP, said: “Once the government has responded, I will make sure this information is shared.

"More broadly, the government remains committed to ensuring that older people can live with the dignity and respect they deserve.

“I welcome the government’s strong track record of protecting pensioners' incomes. Since we introduced the Triple Lock, the State Pension has increased by over £3,700 per year, with the latest increase of 8.5 per cent only two weeks ago.”