A Military Presence in Parliament!

Did you know that the election of December 2019 saw the election of a number of MP’s with military experience? There are currently 45 veterans and Reservists sitting as MP’s in Westminster. Approximately 7% of the House of Commons is made of of ex-personnel. While the Conservatives boast the largest military presence, both Labour and… Read More

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What is the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. 2.0 What is the Purpose of the Scheme? “The objective of the scheme is to help parliamentarians understand the work of the armed forces and foster genuine personally informed contributions to participate in defence debates.” (AFPS, 2015). A really good outline of… Read More