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Foreign Secretary shows his support to Conservative candidate with visit to Crawley

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Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley, Henry Smith, has welcomed the First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, to the town (on Tuesday, 26 th November) to endorse his campaign to be re-elected as Member of Parliament for Crawley at the General Election on Thursday 12th December.

Henry said;

“I’m grateful to the Foreign Secretary for taking the time to come to Crawley and speak with local residents about some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

“We discussed a number of different subjects including the plight of the Chagossian people; many of whom have made Crawley their home. They deserve the right to return to their homeland after being forcibly removed by Harold Wilson’s Labour Government.

“I was also pleased to put the concerns I’ve received in support of the people of Hong Kong directly to the Foreign Secretary. A number of Crawley residents have contacted me in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong using their rights to protest and vote. If I’m fortunate enough to be re-elected as Crawley MP I’ll continue to stand up for democracy at home and abroad.

“In contrast to some, I’ve always been unequivocal that the United Kingdom is a force for good around the world. For example, at the United Nations in September, the Prime Minister announced £515 million to help get over 12 million children – half of them girls – into school, boosting economic growth and improving women’s rights in some of the poorest countries in the world.

“Only with a majority Conservative Government will we see an outward-looking Global Britain on the international stage.”

Henry Smith

Henry Smith MP: VJ Day – The Forgotten Army must be remembered 75 years on

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VJ Day 75

This Saturday, 15th August, our country will come together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.

At 11am, the country will fall silent as we remember and give thanks to all who served in Asia, whose actions ultimately brought a final end to the Second World War.

I am looking forward to joining with Crawley Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club and then a dedication service at the Ifield Memorial for an 11am remembrance.

The national focal point of the commemorations will be the two minutes’ silence and a national act of remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. This will be led by the Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister and attended by veterans of the conflict.

There will also be television broadcasts throughout the day not only showing these events, but telling some of the stories of those who served.

Further details on how the day will be marked, including the accounts of those who were there, information for children and young people, and a range of other resources, are available at: www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk.

The Forgotten Army must be remembered 75 years on.

Henry Smith MP
Crawley Constituency

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