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Strengthening the link between Labour and our forces communities

Labour Friends of the Forces is a forum for discussion, development and ideas sharing

Labour stands four-square behind our Armed Forces, their families and our veterans. This notion is at the core of everything Labour Friends of the Forces stands for. Founded in 2011 and forged by a will to create a forum for our serving and ex-serving personnel along with those close to them, this organisation is deeply rooted in the needs of our service communities.

The safety of the nation depends on the relentless efforts undertaken by our troop’s day in day out, and on the sacrifices made by their families. They deliver for the nation. It is the duty of political parties to put structures in place that deliver for them.

When looking at the values instilled in our armed forces, it is easy to see how this chimes with the foundations of Labour. Courage, integrity, loyalty, discipline and service. These common values are among those British people admire most. Labour Friends of the Forces seeks to promote these shared ideals and ensure they stay firmly rooted in our party.

Labour’s history is heavily entwined with that of our armed forces. From Bevin leading the charge for the formation of NATO to grandees such as Benn, Jenkins and Healey carrying out military service, the armed forces are a proud part of Labour’s heritage.

Our vision is a Labour party that continues to recognise the intrinsic value of forces personnel and their families as well as fosters an atmosphere that paves the way for personnel to participate in politics.

Strengthening the link between Labour and our serving communities, Labour Friends of the Forces is a forum for discussion, development and ideas sharing.

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Our vision

Our vision is a Labour party that continues to recognise the intrinsic value of forces personnel and their families as well as fosters an atmosphere that paves the way for personnel to participate in politics.

Strengthening the link between Labour and our serving communities, Labour Friends of the Forces is a forum for discussion, development and ideas sharing.

We have been out on a very sunny #LabourDoorstep today, in #PlymouthMoorView for @FredThomasUK @UKLabour candidate. Great to meet old friends and new. @LukePollard @PlymouthLabour @LouHarbour @TobyDickinson #VoteLabour4July 🌹

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Tomorrow we will be be out in support of @FredThomasUK @UKLabour candidate for Plymouth Moor View. Several sessions taking place throughout the day. If you are in the region, join us. Let's help deliver the #Change Plymouth Moor View and the country needs. @PlymouthLabour

“Leaving the D-Day commemorations early has not gone down well with voters in a constituency that contains Britain’s biggest military garrison.”

Once again John and the labour party are demonstrating their commitment to out armed forces, labour are truly the party of defence and John will make an incredible defence minister @labourforces @JohnHealey_MP

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