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David Cameron pledges to protect state pension

Prime Minister David Cameron said he would continue to use the "triple lock" to protect the basic state pension if the Conservatives won the next election.

The lock guarantees the state pension will rise by whichever is highest - inflation, average earnings, or 2.5%.

Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, he said: "I want people, when they reach retirement, to know that they can have dignity and security in their old age."

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