Local MP Alan Campbell has attended remembrance services across the constituency.
Alan said “This year I attended services at the Jigsaw, Hawkey’s Lane, Backworth and Whitley Bay Cenotaph. I was also honoured to attend an event at the Linskill Memorial Garden where the Honorary Consul for France Eric Donjon placed a commemorative poppy as a gift to mark the Battle of Arras.
Wearing a Poppy is about remembering those who lost their lives in war and the many more for whom war changed their lives entirely. But it’s also about the commitment we make to today’s ex-servicemen and women to do our best for them in healthcare, housing, jobs and much more. We too will remember them.”