Statement from Tom Brake MP following the recent attack in Westminster.
Following the recent attacks in London, Tom Brake MP released the following statement:
“Thank you for all the kind messages to my team and me. We were all safe, with my staff under lockdown for much of yesterday whilst I eventually ended up in New Scotland Yard, having been told with others to leave the building immediately when I was on my way to vote.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of yesterday’s attack, including PC Keith Palmer and Aysha Frade, those who were injured and all their families and loved ones.
I want to pay particular tribute to our emergency services who acted swiftly, bravely and professionally in the face of danger. They put their lives on the line for us every day and they deserve our eternal thanks and gratitude.
This was a sickening attack on the heart of our democracy, at the centre of our capital city. It was an attempt to silence, divide and terrorise us. It failed.
Parliament is open again today. House staff, the Police, catering staff, researchers, MPs staff and Parliamentarians are back at work.
We will not give in to fear. We are an open and tolerant city that will always stand defiant and united against those who wish us harm.”