Case of homeless war hero taken up in parliament

THE case of an Iraq War hero unable to find a council house in his home town has been raised in Parliament by East Devon MP Hugo Swire.

THE case of an Iraq War hero unable to find a council house in his home town has been raised in Parliament by East Devon MP Hugo Swire.

Medically discharged Lance Cpl Paul Baker, 25, who was born and bred in Exmouth wants to return to the town where he went to school, married and even signed up for the Army but he is not being considered a council house priority case. His wife, Michelle, 25, is also an Exmothian.

Mr Swire raised the matter in Parliament with the Leader of the House, Harriet Harman, in an attempt to get a debate in Government time which would look at allowing local authorities additional resources to provide accommodation for returning armed forces personnel who have been medically discharged.