AMembers and Candidates from Labour Friends of the Forces have been out campaigning hard as the election gets into its final two weeks. Join us for our two campaign events this week in Norwich and Ilford, and get out and support your own local candidates across the country.
Wednesday, May 31 – Supporting Clive Lewis in Norwich South
Saturday, June 3 – Supporting Wes Streeting in Ilford North
With the polls narrowing, several members of Friends of the Forces supported Jeremy Corbyn as he launched his speech on security and foreign policy last Friday. Others have been out on the doorsteps, stressing the party’s commitment on defence as well as its wider message.
While Tory Defence Secretary Michael Fallon dodged a debate on defence policy to campaign in marginal constituencies, Labour’s Nia Griffith has been a pillar of strength and stability. Read her on commitment to Trident and ongoing strikes against ISIS.
As former Royal Navy Commodore Gareth Derrick wrote last week for Labour List, the party must build itself a solid base of credibility on the topic that should help take us well beyond this election.
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