Rebecca Long Bailey MP Putting Salford and Eccles First
It was an honour to join my constituent Laura and her Grandad John along with veterans, their families, Nuclear testing veteran organisations, cabinet, Labour Shadow cabinet members, Chris Thomas from Greater Manchester Armed Forces Covenant Programme, Susie Boniface from the Mirror and so many more at a service at the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to nuclear testing veterans for their service and sacrifice.
There the PM announced that finally these veterans will be honoured with a medal. It was an emotional day for these men and their families. After years of campaigning finally they receive the recognition they deserve.
Huge thanks to @fleetstreetfox @labrats Nuclear Veteran campaigners and organisations and so many more, for those MP’s across the house who supported this cause through the years for all those involved in making today so special, and especially to Laura and John for never giving up.