London Attacks

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:45 pm on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Labour, Leeds West 10:45 pm, 23rd March 2017

Yesterday showed us the worst of humanity, but it also showed us—much, much more—the best of humanity in the actions of Mr Ellwood, PC Palmer, and the firearms officer who shot down the person who wanted to terrorise all of us, our country and our democracy.

I have been touched by the number of people from my constituency—of Christian faith, of Jewish faith, of Muslim faith, and of no faith—who have contacted me in the last two days. I pay particular tribute to the chairman of the mosque in Leeds, who contacted me to say that his thoughts and prayers, and those of all members of the Muslim community in Leeds, were with all of us at this difficult time. There will be prayers in mosques, synagogues and churches across our country in the days ahead.