Boost for our troops promised

Following on from the Homecoming Parade we held in Bury this week I am delighted to read that David Cameron MP the Conservative Party Leader has announced that troops returning from a six month tour of duty will see their payments doubled.

David Cameron together with Shadow Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP has just visited Afghanistan to see at first hand the latest position in the conflict. I know from speaking to the soldiers who have just returned from Afghanistan that an increase in these payments from £2,400 to £4,800 will be very welcome.