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What we can do together

Whether you want to help shape Labour’s future thinking on defence or you want to learn about the path to becoming a candidate, Labour Friends of the Forces offers a special forum for those from the Forces and Forces families. We’re passionate about defence and want to offer you a wider network to share ideas, talk with Labour’s frontbench shadow team and join a programme of events that reflect the concerns the Forces community.

Labour are serious about defence. That’s why we’ve put together a series of bespoke promises tailored to the needs of the Labour force’s community.

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Time spent with the Shadow Defence team

With over 80 years of combined parliamentary experience – in Government and Opposition – the Shadow Defence team want to hear your views and to work with you. They can also help you understand the way Parliament works, so you can make your voice heard on all things defence-related.

A community. Not a network

Mirroring the close-knit family feel of the armed forces community, LFF will provide a link to politically-like minded and defence driven individuals from across the country. In providing this forum for discussion, idea sharing and interaction, LFF will work with you to ensure forces matters firmly remain at the core of our party’s values.

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Full calendar of events

Industry experts, leading minds from  think-tanks, and armed forces ambassadors. These are the people you will be rubbing shoulders with at our regular functions. Located across all regions in the UK and spanning topics from veteran’s welfare to procurement perspectives, our timetabled package of events offers something for everyone.

A membership price that reflects your value

Labour Friends of the Forces is driven by a will to listen to and support forces personnel as well as their families. That is why we are offering the first 6 months of membership for Labour Friends of the Forces for free. 

Veterans also get a cut rate membership for the Labour Party. You can join here: