MP MICHAEL Dugher has revealed that 600 women in his Barnsley East constituency are set to lose out due to the government’s pensions reforms.

The research, released by the House of Commons Library, shows that 600 women born in 1952 and 1953 will not be eligible for the single-tier pension since they are due to retire in 2017 - before the state pension reforms come into effect. Men born during the same period, however, will qualify.

Just last week we reported that MP John Healey had also criticised the government's pension changes.

“This government’s pensions changes have hit hard-working women in Barnsley time and again and these reforms are no different,'' said Mr Dugher. ''The new figures show that 600 women in my constituency alone will be nearly £2,000 worse off compared to men.“