Chuka has pledged to do his bit for our servicemen and women by signing up to the manifesto of The Royal British Legion, the nation’s leading Armed Forces charity.
He also recently met with members of the organisation, which runs the national Poppy Appeal to raise money for its work supporting the serving and ex-service community.
The manifesto outlines priorities for the next government to improve conditions for members of the British Armed Forces past and present.
It includes measures to help personnel and their families, veterans and dependants, such as improving standards of accomodation, tackling poverty among veterans and providing legal advice and counselling to bereaved Armed Forces families.
Chuka will be attending a cross-denominational memorial service and laying a wreath with veterans and community groups at the Streatham War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday.
Commenting on The Royal British Legion’s manifesto he said:
“Our armed forces deserve the best support possible. The Royal British Legion plays an important role in highlighting the needs of our armed forces and their families.”
“I am wholeheartedly behind their manifesto for helping the servicemen and women of both today and yesterday.”