Philip Davies MP pledges his support to "do his bit" for the British Armed Forces

Philip Davies MP for Shipley has pledged to do his bit for the British Armed Forces families.

Philip made the pledge on The British Legion's campaign website,

The website also features the charity's general election manifesto, which sets out priorities for the enxt Government to improve conditions for Service Personnel and their families, the bereaved, veterans and dependants.

Kevin Shinkwin, the Legion's Head of Public Affairs, said, "We're really grateful to Philip Davies for pledging to do his bit. The entire Armed Forces family needs the support of politicians from all parties, and our manifesto outlines practicle ways the next governemtn can help. We hope all the parties will give it serious consideration and that every MP will pledge to do their bit."

Philip Davies MP said, " I was delighted to support the Royal British Legion. They have an important role to play in highlighting the needs of the whole Armed Forces family. I have pledged to do my bit and would encourage everyone to visit the website - - to find out how they can get involved in the campaign."


For furhter information, please contact: Kevin Shinkwin, Head of Public Affairs

E: " T: 020 3207 2246


Note to Editors:

The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces chairty providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Rememberance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best know for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Hundreds of MPs and candidates (PPCs) from accross the party spectrum have pledged to do ther bit. The Legion is not asking individual MPs or general election candidates to endores its manifesto, as this is something only the parties can do. Instead, we're simply asking each MP and general election candidate to pledge to do their bit for the whole Armed Forces family at . How they do their bit is entirely up to them.

People without access to the internet can also get involved by ordering a campaign pack on 01304 205 900.