Barnsley MP Stephanie Peacock launches Labour's Veterans Survey

Barnsley MP Stephanie Peacock has launched the Labour's Veterans Survey to build a comprehensive plan to support UK forces veterans and their families.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 2:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th June 2021, 2:29 pm
Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock
Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock

The Party Labour says the consultation will see MPs and local councillors work with veterans, veterans’ charities and support groups.

The consultation was launched yesterday as the Commons debated the Armed Forces Bill, where Labour accused the government of cutting help for veterans and failing on their pledge to Forces personnel to put the Armed Forces Covenant, a charter designed to ensure Armed Forces and their families are treated fairly, fully into law.

Labour’s Shadow Veterans Minister, Stephanie Peacock MP launching the national survey, said: “As a nation we have a responsibility to all of our veterans, which is why Labour is campaigning to put the Armed Forces Covenant fully into law. We will speak to veterans here in South Yorkshire and across the country about their experiences, and how government can work for them.”

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‘We are building a comprehensive plan to improve support for our veterans and take every step we can to stop people falling through gaps in support.

‘We want to make sure that every veteran can transition back into civilian life with secure, well paid work; safe affordable housing; exceptional healthcare and wellbeing support; and life long security for them and their families.

‘This survey is about listening to and working with our veterans to build a comprehensive plan and make sure that we are doing everything that we can to support them.’