Fully behind campaign for our Armed Forces

PUBLISHED: 16:56 08 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

I AM responding to the report in The Crow last week about the Royal British Legion s Covenant campaign. The Conservative Party strongly supports the Military Covenant. There is not a person in this land who believes that Britain s Armed Forces have not

I AM responding to the report in The Crow last week about the Royal British Legion's Covenant campaign.

The Conservative Party strongly supports the Military Covenant. There is not a person in this land who believes that Britain's Armed Forces have not fulfilled their part of the bargain.

They have done so magnificently. They have met their duty under the military covenant, but the Government has failed them in return.

The serving men and women of the military must be able to trust the Government to look after the wellbeing of the Armed Forces and their families. To date, this Government has failed to honour its commitment to the Military Covenant.

The Conservative Party strongly supports the Royal British Legion's campaign calling on the Government to uphold their half of the bargain.

We have pledged that we will put together a specific manifesto explaining how a future Conservative government will help and assist the families of our Armed Forces.

So, I am fully behind Chris Murphy and the Royston Branch in this important campaign.

OLIVER HEALD MP

Hertfordshire North-east

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