Leo Docherty is MP for Aldershot

What has Leo Docherty been up to today?

Leo Docherty is MP for Aldershot and a member of the Conservative party.

Leo Docherty has 8434 followers on Twitter.

Today, I will table legislation that will give employers the freedom to recruit skilled, temporary staff to plug vital roles during strike action.

This new law will help protect the British public from future disruption caused by militant trade unions๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฟ


The Union Yard regeneration scheme in @AldershotTC is really taking shape now. The tall structure you can see in Union Street will provide space for one of the bigger ground floor units, with affordable homes above. It will also form part of the access into the main yard area.

Clear win by @BorisJohnson in the confidence vote tonight - time now for us all to unite and get on with the job delivering for the British people ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

๐Ÿ’‚ 1,500 soldiers and officers
๐Ÿฅ 400 musicians
๐ŸŽ 250 horses
โœˆ๏ธ 70 aircraft

The twin result of months of training and centuries of tradition, the Queen's Birthday Parade is a major military spectacle and the start of the #PlatinumJubilee celebrations.

@LeoDochertyUK the British Minister for Defence People and Veterans is here at the opening ceremony with Spencer Gelding, Executive Director of @BHalochem who run The Veteran Games ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

1,500 soldiers
350 horses
5 days to go until the Trooping of the Colour

Todayโ€™s Colonelโ€™s Review of the @irish_guards is the final evaluation of the parade before next weekโ€™s #PlatinumJubilee celebrations.

Excellent to host @DefenceHQ Minister @LeoDochertyUK at #Palantirโ€™s London office this week.

Our UK-based veterans and reservists sat down to discuss the @VeteransGovUK 2022 Strategy Action Plan and how to encourage veterans to join the fast-paced world of science & technology.

.@LeoDochertyUK witnessed our renewal of the Armed Forces Covenant today.

More than 10% of our UK workforce are veterans, reserves or cadet force adult volunteers. The renewal extends our commitment to them and to the armed forces community.

More: https://bit.ly/3MOaMpk

Today, Minister @LeoDochertyUK met veterans in Northern Ireland with @niveteranscomm at the Veteransโ€™ Information Roadshow in Newtownards.

For more information on the veterans support services available visit @VeteransNi: https://nivso.org.uk/

Delighted to be at another @niveteranscomm Veterans Information Roadshow! Today we are alongside colleagues from the network and veterans in Newtonards, joined by @LeoDochertyUK

Meeting with staff at @VeteransUK_MOD Defence Minister @LeoDochertyUK went to Norcross in Lancashire to see how they are improving their services for veterans and their families.

Defence Secretary @BWallaceMP spoke today in the House of Commons about @NATO and Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช and Finland's ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ application to join the Alliance.

He reiterated the UK's ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง support for their applications.

Minister @LeoDochertyUK visited Manchester today, and met with @GMPolice to discuss how veterans can transition into roles as police officers #EmployVeterans ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ

The Armed Forces Covenant in the Community Conference is taking place in Manchester today. Defence Minister @LeoDochertyUK is delighted to have the opportunity to speak with supporters of the Covenant from the public and third sectors.

The UK Government has today formally introduced the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill in Parliament.

Further information here: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3160/publications

The current system for addressing the legacy of the Troubles in NI is failing everybody.

The legislation I have introduced today will better support victims and families, and help NI look to its future and heal divisions caused by its difficult past.

Weโ€™re freezing the cost of prescriptions for the first time in over a decade.

This will help ease the cost of living pressures on households and ensure prescription medication remains accessible.

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-prescription-charge-freeze-to-help-ease-cost-of-living

Itโ€™s Mental Health Awareness Week and Defence Minister @LeoDochertyUK has visited the Army Training Centre Pirbright to see how Mental Resilience Training is delivered. This is one of a range of measures to support our serving personnel.

Read more: http://ow.ly/afte50J7gl4

This week, Minister @LeoDochertyUK met with veterans hired through the @CS_GFIE scheme to find out more about their experiences working for the @UKCivilService #EmployVeterans

One Queen's Speech. 38 Bills. All delivering on the British people's priorities:

โœ… Growing the economy to tackle the cost of living
๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Backing our police to make streets safer
โšก๏ธ Building an affordable, secure energy supply


Mental resilience training, given to instructors across the @BritishArmy, has been scrutinised by @LeoDochertyUK.

The Veterans Minister said the skills being taught are setting recruits up to succeed in their military career and life afterwards.


Itโ€™s more important than ever to remember the sacrifices made to protect freedom and deter aggression.

Defence Secretary @BWallaceMP has paid tribute to the Greatest Generation on #VEDay 2022.

On VE Day, as we remember those who sacrificed their lives in WW2, we also think of those who've died and suffered in Russiaโ€™s illegal invasion of Ukraine.ย ย ย 

Our respect for those who fought strengthens our determination to support Ukrainians today.ย ย ย 


Last week, @LeoDochertyUK met with Op Courage service users and staff @BHFT to find out how their services support veterans in the region

Minister @LeoDochertyUK recently attended a @Build_Force Insight Day with @JacobsConnect #EmployVeterans๐Ÿ‘‡

We were proud to host a special visit from Veterans Minister @LeoDochertyUK to our #OpCourage mental health team in Reading yesterday. OpCourage supports veterans across the South Central region, including the Minister's Aldershot constituency. Read more ๐Ÿ‘‰https://orlo.uk/G0M5N

The biggest police officer recruitment in a generation โญ๏ธ thanks to @Conservatives Gov In #Hampshire & #IOW โ€˜450 EXTRAโ€™ police officers recruited already with another 150 to goโ€ฆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผhttp://www.morepolicesaferstreets.com

To mark #ANZACDay, Defence Minister @LeoDochertyUK laid a wreath during a ceremony at the Gallipoli Memorial in St Paul's Cathedral.

We will never forget those Australians and New Zealanders who have lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces.


Ahead of the closing ceremony, Defence Minister @LeoDochertyUK has congratulated #TeamUK on an amazing performance at the #InvictusGames.

Reaching the Games and earning a place on the pitch is a huge achievement for wounded, injured and sick personnel and veterans. #IG22

Todayโ€™s the last day of the #InvictusGames, but the Invictus spirit is stronger than ever.

Veterans Minister @LeoDochertyUK attended the Games today and joined Team UKโ€™s family and friends to watch a fierce wheelchair basketball match against the United States. #IG22

Our thanks to @LeoDochertyUK Minister for Defence People and Veterans for visiting us during @InvictusGamesNL As a key member of the UK's defence industrial base we're committed to supporting employment opportunities for UK veterans and to supporting milvet charities #IG22

We are grateful to @LeoDochertyUK and @VeteransGovUK for their support for FiMT throughout our first decade.

๐Ÿ“–Read about how we have turned evidence into impact since 2011, in our new Impact Report: https://www.fim-trust.org/news-policy-item/new-report-celebrates-10-years-of-impact-at-forces-in-mind-trust/

The @ShotsFoundation's next Veterans' Hub is on the 27th April from 10am-12pm!๐Ÿ‘‹

Please take a look at the flyer below for more details as we look forward to welcoming you to the EBB Stadium!๐Ÿ‘‡

For more information, please contact Foundation Officer Adam Maltby!


We're wishing Team UK the best of luck as the #InvictusGames gets underway this weekend.

Watch @LeoDochertyUK pay tribute to the team taking the undefeatable spirit of the UK Armed Forces to the Games.

Let's go Team UK! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

From today the Ministry of Defence is taking primacy for the UKโ€™s operational response to small boat crossings in the English Channel as part of the Governmentโ€™s efforts to tackle illegal migration.

Find out more โžก๏ธ http://ow.ly/uOUB50IK0vY


Today I've signed a world-leading new partnership with Rwanda to break the people smugglers' deadly business model and help us protect the genuinely vulnerable through safe and legal routes.

Part of our #NewPlanForImmigration.

Have you completed the @NHSEngland survey on veterans mental and physical health services? If not, make sure you do to help the #NHS improve care for #veterans and their families. Survey here: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/improving-veterans-mental-and-physical-health/ @VeteransGateway @VeteransGovUK @DefenceHQ @nickymurdochMBE

Only 100 days to go until the world-class Farnborough International Airshow 2022 returns to mark a new era for the industry by reconnecting a broad range of sectors from around the globe to fuel global partnerships and conversations.
Get involved: https://bit.ly/3NYYDyD

An outstanding effort by the students @MPCT_HQ Aldershot who completed a 12 mile log run and raised ยฃ4200 for the @UNICEF_uk appeal for Ukrainian children. #inspirational and #motivated ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ”œ Nominations close at midnight on Sunday - have you completed your submission? Head to https://bit.ly/noms_close now and let's get this done โœ…
@RNugee @LeoDochertyUK @JPAOwen @lisamarr72 @HelliwellHelen @Cobseo_news @annafboggi @haynesdeborah @susannareid100 @HeleddKendrick

Armed Forces personnel and veterans of the Falklands Conflict gathered at St Paul's Cathedral to commemorate those who defended the islands in 1982.

Veterans Minister @LeoDochertyUK attended the service to pay tribute to all those who served during the conflict.


โ€œIt's a reminder of the importance of sport generally throughout military life, which is something we really celebrate.โ€ During a visit to @armyrugbyunion, Defence Minister @LeoDochertyUK discussed with players how sport helps to maintain good mental health. #StressAwarenessMonth

๐Ÿ‘ Thousands of serving personnel have played a vital role over the past two years in supporting the national response to the pandemic.

๐ŸŽฅ Minister for the Armed Forces @JSHeappey has paid tribute to them all.

Read about the Covid Support Force here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-support-force-the-mods-continued-contribution-to-the-coronavirus-response

Today, I am publishing my brand new Schools White Paper ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ

This will deliver for every child, parent and family - from rural villages and coastal towns, through to the largest cities.



Earlier this month, we used nature-based techniques to rejuvenate a stretch of the River Blackwater in Aldershot - just in time for the fish spawning season! We created these brushwood berms which create a variety of flow types while also providing refuge for wildlife @EnvAgency

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