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Toby Perkins MP stands shoulder to shoulder with all who serve

Toby Perkins MP stands shoulder to shoulder with all who serve

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield has attended an event at the House of Commons to learn about The Royal British Legion’s welfare work with the whole Armed Forces family.

At the event, Chesterfield was told about the charity’s new strapline, ‘Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve’, and about the difference the Legion is making in the local area. The MP also learnt more about the Legion’s ‘Time to do your bit’ campaign amongst MPs, as well as its concern that the Government should support bereaved Armed Forces families through a Chief Coroner’s Office.

Paul Mulingani, the Legion’s County Manager for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, said,

“It was great to see Toby; we really appreciated him making the time to drop in. Many people don’t realise that we spend over £1.2 million a week on helping both the serving and the ex-Service communities, including their families, so we were delighted to tell him about the range of services we provide. The Legion is currently celebrating its 90th Anniversary Year, and campaigning for the Armed Forces family is as important to us now as it was in 1921. We’re really pleased that 70% of MPs have pledged to do their bit as part of our ongoing ‘Time to do your bit’ campaign. People can find out if their MP has pledged at”

Mr. Perkins said,

“I was really pleased to see my local Legion County Manager and tell him that just as the Legion stands shoulder to shoulder with all who serve, so do I. The Legion does very important welfare work for some of my most vulnerable constituents in both the serving and ex-Service communities. I was delighted to thank them for the difference they make to the welfare of the whole Armed Forces family and for keeping MPs like me informed about the issues that matter to them.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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