Polegate MP Says 'Count Them In'

Monday 26th September 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Maria Caulfield Count Them In

Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield, recently had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from the Royal British Legion, sharing with them her pride at being in a position to serve and support veterans within her constituency.

The two charities met with MP’s to launch their ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which looks to highlight the tremendous sacrifices that service men and women across the country are making on a daily basis, as well as the sheer number of servicemen that are currently serving or have previously served the country, but are often unrecognised by the public for having done so. 

As part of the campaign, the charities are also calling for new questions to be added to the next census so that they can better meet the needs of serving personnel, veterans and their families.

Maria said, “As always it was a real pleasure to meet with representatives from the Royal British Legion.

“I am passionate about delivering for our service men and women. As such I will very gladly support these two charities in pushing forward their agenda that includes seeing those that have served in the armed forces more clearly recognised within the next census.

“I also confirmed that I shall be writing to East Sussex County Council, Lewes District Council and the four Town Councils within my constituency, who each have yet to sign the Royal British Legions covenant, which commits them to ensuring that those that have been in the services, both past and present are duly supported.”

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