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War hero street names

Labour is urging councils to follow the example of Barking and Dagenham and rename streets after war heroes. The borough has named roads after Private Tony Rawson and Rifleman Martin Kinggett who were killed in Afghanistan.

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Barking & Dagenham praised for street name initiative

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.

“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.”

– Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government 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."

– Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary

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