Sarah Dyke, the MP for Somerton and Frome, has called on the government to compensate women affected by the State Pension age changes.

She recently attended a House of Commons debate, urging ministers to provide compensation to the over 3.6 million affected.

The Liberal Democrat stressed the importance of urgency, stating figures that show one affected woman dies approximately every 13 minutes.

Ms Dyke drew attention to the injustice and financial burden the changes are causing, as highlighted by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign.

The group is demanding the government's response to a report stating the women are owed compensation.

The Glastonbury and Somerton candidate added: "It was brilliant to see such strong support for WASPI women from all parties.

"Ministers should work quickly with WASPI representatives to ensure fair and fast compensation is paid to those affected as soon as possible."

WASPI chair Angela Madden said: "We are very grateful to Sarah Dyke for attending the debate and representing WASPI women both in Somerton and Frome and nationally through advocating for fair and fast compensation.

"The Parliamentary Ombudsman’s report made clear recommendations, WASPI women are owed compensation that must be delivered without delay".