Dan Jarvis MP joined Catherine Atkinson, Labour’s candidate for MP, to launch a new group Ilkeston Labour Friends of the Forces.
The event took place at the Dukeries Club in Cotmanhay.
Catherine Atkinson said:
“My husband served in Afghanistan and I am committed to supporting our Forces and their families.
“I was proud that former Parachute Regiment Major Dan Jarvis MP stood alongside local veterans Councillor Tim Maloney, Councillor Russ Woolford and Councillor Frank Phillips and others to launch Ilkeston Labour Friends of the Forces. It must be the duty of all politicians to work for the interests of those that serve our country.”
In the photo are (L-R) Pat Page, Councillor Frank Phillips, Catherine & Jacob, Dan Jarvis MP, Councillor Tim Moloney, John Barnes, Councillor Russ Woolford and Brian Brown. All, apart from Catherine (and her son), have served in the forces.