Honour our heroes

I am calling on the people of my constituency to help name all those Tamworth heroes who have fought and died since serving in our armed forces since WW2.

Working with Rev Alan Gordon and Tamworth District and Civic Society, we aim to build a memorial to them.

The challenge is, as people pass on or move away from the area, some of this valuable information has been lost.  That is why I am asking local people to come forward with names of residents that they know have fought or died in service for the United Kingdom since World War Two.

In the last 70 years as a country we have defended democracy and our way of life across the globe. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will linger in the minds of many and sadly two brave soldiers from Tamworth lost their lives in this conflict.... I know there are others out there who have served throughout past conflicts and they should be remembered.

The Royal British Legion have been involved, the Ministry of Defence and the National Memorial Arboretum have all been helping find names of constituents who fought here and overseas who deserve credit for their valiant sacrifice.  I do not want to miss a single person off the list, so I hope you will join me in sharing any information you may have.

Please do get in touch with any names or details you can contribute.



Veterans survey

This month, Remembrance brings into focus the many who gave up their lives to save our freedoms.  It was an honour to attend the Tamworth Remembrance event and lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Tamworth.  We will remember them.

Garden of Remembrance in Parliament

This year marks 100 years of Remembrance as we know it today as the RBL marks its centenary. This year at garden will be installed in New Palace Yard for MPs to plant their tribute.

Remembrance Sunday

Tamworth’s Remembrance Sunday may have been quieter than usual but it was just as poignant. This year we have had to remember those that have fallen differently but we have done it with the same devotion.

Veterans Railcard Launch

A new rail card especially for veterans has launched today.  It will be valid for all journeys from November 5th and is available to anybody who has served at least one day in the armed forces or merchant marines who have seen duty on legally defined military operations.

The Budget 2020

Yesterday the Chancellor unveiled a Budget that delivers on our promises to the British people to level up our whole United Kingdom and spread opportunity across every community. 

LIBOR fines to fund travel for veterans

This year we will be commemorating 75 years since VE Day and VJ Day.  There will be events around the country as a way for us all to remember the sacrifices of those who served in the wars, to ensure that they are never forgotten.

Travel discounts for veterans on the way

We are introducing the United Kingdom's first ever veterans rail card to help boost veteran's job prospects and strengthen family bonds through cheaper travel.

The Queens Speech

Today's queen's speech reaffirmed that the NHS is our number one priority which is why we will become the first ever Government to enshrine the increased NHS budget of an extra £33.9 billion per year into law.

The Queen's Speech also set out our plans to: