MP adds support to bereaved Armed Forces families

WENTWORTH and Dearne MP John Healey attended an event at the House of Commons organised by The Royal British Legion to highlight the importance of supporting bereaved Armed Forces families.

The shadow health secretary was told about the legion’s work to improve the welfare of forces families in the local area.

Mr Healey also learnt more about the legion’s concern that the Government should support bereaved families by appointing a Chief Coroner to improve investigations into deaths of service personnel.

Russell Murray, the legion’s County Manager for South and West Yorkshire, said: “It was great to see John Healey; we really appreciated his making the time to drop in. Many people don’t realise that we spend nearly £1.4 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.”

John Healey MP said: “The legion does very important welfare work for some of my most vulnerable constituents in both the serving and ex-Service communities.

“It is vital that we, as a nation, are there for those serving in current conflicts, and especially for the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”