Members of Labour's shadow cabinet have praised Barking and Dagenham Council for a scheme which involves naming new roads after service men and women killed in action.
– Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary
“Barking and Dagenham Council have found a visible and enduring way for their local community to honour the memory of residents that have fallen in the brave service of our nation. Naming streets is one of the many ways that local authorities can support our service community and pay tribute to those that have made the greatest sacrifice.”
– Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary
“This is a way for local people to show their solidarityand sympathy. A lasting personal memorial would demonstrate the value we placeon individuals who have served but been lost in the defence of our country.
"Those who have been lost will always be rememberedand loved by their families. Street naming will be a chance for their names tolive publicly and forever."