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MP supports Royal British Legion campaign

Susan Elan Jones MP has given her backing to the Royal British Legion’s ‘Count Me In’ campaign that is calling on the Government to include questions about the Armed Forces community in the next national census.

The Clwyd South Labour MP said: “I have worked closely with the Legion before and brought up a number of issues in Parliament relating to veterans. This is because I think we should do more as a country to support those people who serve or have served in our armed forces; and also their families.

“Most members of the Armed Forces community are in employment, and healthy and happy. However it is vital that we provide extra support for those people, particularly the injured and bereaved, who need it.

“To do this, Government, councils, charities and other organisations need accurate information to fully meet the needs of our Armed Forces community. At the moment, we don’t know exactly how many veterans, reservists and dependents there are in the country, let alone where they are and basic information about them”.

Susan Elan Jones MP has put down a question in Parliament calling on the Secretary of State for Defence to support the Royal British Legion’s campaign by including questions about the Armed Forces community in the next census.

Angela Ham Royal British Legion May 2016

Susan Elan Jones MP in Parliament with Angela Ham of the National Arboretum Museum/Royal British Legion