• Conor marks Armed Forces day in St Helens North

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    Conor McGinn joined the Mayor of St Helens, councillors, veterans and residents to celebrate Armed Forces day. He took part in a ceremony at the cenotaph and other community events across the constituency.

    On Friday 26th June in the evening, Conor joined local residents and councillors Jennie Bell, Dave and Jeannette Banks, and Seve Gomez -Asperon at St Johns Church in Earlestown to watch a concert by Haydock Male Voice Choir, led by musical director Dan Craddock. The event, supported by the Newton and Earlestown Community Group, was a great success and raised funds for Newton Sea Cadets.

    On Saturday 27th June, Conor began the day at Mill Street barracks, the home of St Helens Sea Cadets, where he met veterans and spoke with organisations such as Addaction, SAFFA, Former Forces Support, and the British Legion. He then took part in the ceremony at the cenotaph in Victoria Square.

    Newton and Earlestown also marked Armed Forces day with a picnic in Mesnes Park. Conor mixed with families and veterans who were enjoying the sunshine, listening to a brass band, and looking at the stalls and displays from the local cadet units and community groups.

    Commenting Conor said:

    “Armed Forces day provides an excellent opportunity to pay tribute to, and show support for our entire armed forces community. The men and women who serve our country make an invaluable contribution both at home and overseas.

    “It was an honour to take part in the ceremony at the cenotaph as we recognised and celebrated those who serve, and have served in our Armed Forces, and their families.

    “It was good to see so much public support being shown for those who serve in the military and for organisations who help those who have served our country and now need support and advice.”