MP welcomes plans to expand reserve forces role

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PORTSMOUTH North MP Penny Mordaunt has backed government plans to expand the role of the reserve forces.

Ms Mordaunt, who is a Royal Navy reservist herself, supports proposals to increase the number of days reservists get to train from 35 days a year to 40.

It would also see reservists and their employers given more notice about mobilisation.

Ms Mordaunt said: ‘These proposals will not only help to ensure that reservists are available for deployment, but will also help employers appreciate the wide benefits reservists can bring.’