New ‘Friends of the Forces’ group launched in Ilkeston

Erewash labour candidate Catherine Atkinson
Erewash labour candidate Catherine Atkinson

A new group has been launched in Ilkeston by Labour MPs to support those serving in the Armed Forces and their families.

Catherine Atkinson, Labour’s candidate for Erewash, launched ‘Ilkeston Labour Friends of the Forces’ at the Dukeries Club in Cotmanhay.

She was joined by Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis, who previously served as a Parachute Regiment Major.

Ms Atkinson said: “My husband served in Afghanistan and I am committed to supporting our Forces and their families.

“It must be the duty of all politicians to work for the interests of those that serve our country.”