The news brand’s “Give NHS Heroes A Medal” campaign has received the backing of all five living former Prime Ministers.
Highlighting the services of NHS workers fighting the coronavirus, the Daily Mirror’s campaign calls on the government to officially recognise the sacrifices front line workers have made.
Today (27 April), on the Daily Mirror’s front page it was announced that now backing the campaign was former PMs; John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May.
Labour’s Gordon Brown, who was PM from 2007-2010, told the paper: “There should be the chance, through a medal, to honour brave servants of our country.”
Former PM Theresa May added: “They are, as many have said, the very best of us and it is right that we find a way to honour them and say thank you on behalf of us all.”
In the past, medals have been introduced to recognise those who fought against the Ebola outbreak in 2015 and in the military.