Local MPs Pledge to fight Barracks Closure!

Local MP Ben Wallace, has pledged to fight to reverse plans to close Fulwood Barracks in 2020. 

Speaking after the announcement Mr Wallace said:

"I am deeply disappointed with the announcement. Fulwood Barracks is an important part of the history and culture of Preston and is vital as a link between the local Regiment and the population. The North West recruits over 20% of the armed forces yet we are devoid of bases. It is an especially odd decision given on a couple of years ago the MOD moved back a regular unit of the Royal Medical Corps."

"I am going to take this to the Minister responsible and make a robust case to reject the closure. I shall also be approaching the Duke of York's Regimental Association to ask for their support in battling this move."