COORDINATOR of Stroud's WASPI women has vowed to fight on after the group lost a key High Court ruling this morning.

Campaigners lost the landmark court battle against state pension age rises for more than 3million women after the case was dismissed.

The group say that changes to state pension ages discriminated against millions of women born in the 1950s, who are now having their state pension age increased to 66.

Thousands of Gloucestershire women are now living in poverty and they were seeking compensation.

Elizabeth Stanley, coordinator of Stroud's WASPI women, was representing the organisation's Gloucestershire group in Manchester yesterday to remind Boris Johnson of his pledge to help resolve the issue during a party leadership conference in Cheltenham.

Following the decision, Ms Stanley remained optimistic for the future.

"Obviously it wasn’t the decision we were hoping for and we would have been excited if the decision went our way," she said.

“But nothing changes for us. It’s certainly not the end, we’re not just going to give up.”

Ms Stanley said her group will be preparing leaflets for the General Election during a meeting due to take place at Sainsbury's cafe in Dudbridge on October 24 at 7.30pm.