LABOUR'S candidate for Ochil and South Perthshire has promised to help deliver her party's manifesto commitment to compensate women hit by state pension increases if elected.

The party announced plans last month to pay around £58 billion over 10 years to women born in the 1950s, who lost out financially under changes to the State Pension Law 2011 Act.

And Lorna Robertson says she will "fight" for the 3.8 million WASPI women in the UK affected by the change.

It is estimated that more than 7,000 women in the Ochil and South Perthshire area are also impacted.

Lorna said: "The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats coalition brought in changes which saw the state retirement age for women move three times.

"The Conservatives continue to let these women down and, during this election, they have even provided a briefing encouraging their candidates not to sign WASPI campaign pledges.

"If elected, I will fight to right this wrong and will work hard to help the party make this compensation promise happen."

Lorna is also keen to hear directly from women in the constituency affected by the pension changes.

Anyone looking to contact her can do so by emailing