Thursday, October 8, 2009

Richard Pledges to “do his bit” for British Armed Forces

Richard Normington, Cambridge’s Conservative Parliamentary spokesman has pledged to do his bit for the British Armed Forces family. He met with representatives from The Royal British Legion at the Conservative party conference in Manchester where he was presented with a copy of the Legion’s manifesto for the next general election.

The manifesto sets out priorities for the next Government to improve conditions for the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It encourages MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) to “do their bit” for Service Personnel and their families, the bereaved, veterans and dependants.

Kevin Shinkwin, the Legion’s Head of Public Affairs, said, “We’re really grateful to Richard for making the time to meet with us and listen to our concerns. Our message to every candidate standing at the general election is very simple: ‘It’s time to do your bit’.

“The entire Armed Forces family needs the support of politicians from all parties,” he added. “Our manifesto outlines practical ways the next government can help, and we hope all the parties will give it serious consideration”. Richard said, “The Royal British Legion campaigns for the needs of the whole Armed Forces family. I have pledged to do my bit and would encourage everyone to do the same. Visit the general election manifesto website – - to find out more.”

8th October 2009

(The Legion staff member is Charlotte Tailby, Public Affairs Officer, and the photograph is credited to Photoshot.)

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