Shadow Secretary for Defence John Healey MP and Sam Dixon MP for the City of Chester visited the Cheshire Military Museum on 3rd November. With Remembrance Day on the horizon, the military history of Chester and Cheshire was a pertinent topic of conversation.

Mr Healey said that he had noticed that public sentiment and support for the armed forces was at a higher level across the country than he had seen in recent years.

He said of himself and Sam Dixon MP; “We’re both wearing our poppies. It’s a point at which the nation comes together, irrespective of politics, irrespective of background and people recognise the service that those who volunteer to serve in our forces give to us all. They defend us all, they defend the country and it also has that poignancy as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

He added: “Cheshire and Chester has a centuries-old, proud history and connection with the army and that’s as strong now as it’s always been. There’s a pride for the families whose members have served but also the communities in which they’ve lived.”

Mr Healey said that the visit to Cheshire’s Military Museum had been “moving” and Sam Dixon MP added; “It is an important facility that we have in our city.”

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