A GROUP of war widows who remarried are not eligible for pensions, one Bolton MP is continuing his fight against the "injustice".

Bolton North East MP Sir David Crausby has been lobbying the Government on behalf of women who have unfairly lost their war widows pension after remarriage.

In the past, women who were widowed and later remarried had to give up their compensation. This policy no longer applies and widows today are able to keep their entitlement. However, nothing has been done to rectify the situation for those widowed between 1973-2005 and lost their compensation.

This week Sir David pressed the government over this. Defence minister Tobias Ellwood told him his department was considering "potential options".

Sir David said: “The minister’s answer sounds more positive than statements made in the last few years but warm words will be of little reassurance to those effected as long as policy remains the same.

“As a nation we have formally adopted The Armed Forces Covenant; a promise that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, will always be treated fairly. Failure to act and rectify the injustice done to these war widows would completely contradict this.”