Stephen calls for a better deal for our Armed Forces

To mark Armed Forces Day on June 24, Cardiff South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty is calling on the Government to give our Armed Forces a better deal.

Stephen Doughty MP and Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Nia Griffith MP.

Stephen said: “I am delighted to support our Forces, serving personnel and Veterans and their families, on Armed Forces Day.

“It’s wonderful that we have a day that recognises the hard work and bravery of the Forces community, but of course we need to be supporting them year-round and the Government must ensure that our Armed Forces are getting a good deal on pay, welfare, housing and services.” 

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, added: “Our servicemen and women stand up for us every day, so it’s especially important that we stand up for them on Armed Forces Day.

“Satisfaction with Service life has dropped every year since 2009, and the number of personnel leaving the Forces is worryingly high. It’s time the Tories show them they are valued and invest in them. The Government needs to get a grip of this problem and take action now.”

 

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