Pendle MP speaks of area's pride in armed forces

Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle, has spoken of his constituency's pride in those who serve their country in the armed forces after the death of Lance Corporal Michael Foley in Afghanistan.

This is absolutely tragic news.

We've many very proud mothers and fathers round here who see their sons and daughters join the British armed forces and this is a reminder that some of them make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

– Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle

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