Thursday, December 7, 2023

Labour Hopeful Supports Legion Manifesto

CARL MORRIS, Thurrock’s Labour Party hopeful for the General Election has pledged his support for the Royal British Legion’s “manifesto”.

He said: “I am a long-time member of the British Legion’s Grays Branch and an even longer-time supporter of the Legion and the work it does.

“When I discovered the RBL was asking MPs and prospective candidates like myself to sign up to their manifesto for the General Election, I couldn’t wait to read it.

“I expected it would be something I could support wholeheartedly and I wasn’t disappointed. It was my pleasure to add my name in support.”

The Royal British Legion manifesto includes such things as improving and keeping the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme under continual review; stopping breaches of harmony guidelines (deployment rates) in order to reduce family separation and breakdown for Service Personnel and their families.

In addition, bereaved Armed Forces families should be able to rely on the supply of independent legal advice during inquests, and the introduction of an Independent Advisory Committee on Military Deaths.

Furthermore, treatment should be an NHS priority for veterans with injuries caused by Service in the Armed Forces and the Government should tackle poverty among older veterans and widows.

Carl said: “My friend Andrew Mackinlay is and has been a good friend of the Royal British Legion. I share his immense respect and admiration for the important job the RBL does for serving personnel past and present.

“I’m very happy to ‘do my bit’.”

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