Created: 30 January 2018
Bob has declared his support for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for the Armed Forces community to be included as a topic in the next Census. He is photographed here with David, a veteran he met in Parliament to discuss the campaign.
It has been estimated that there are currently between 6.5 million and 6.7 million members of the Armed Forces community living in the UK, representing about a tenth of the population. However, little is currently known about the exact numbers, location and needs of this significant group. Inclusion of this topic in the next census would provide public bodies, local authorities, and charities with valuable information to ensure they are able to deliver the best services they can for our Armed Forces community.
You can find out more about the campaign by visiting the campaign website, www.britishlegion.org.uk/census.