Following the dreadful events in Manchester last night Jeremy Corbyn has spoken with the Prime Minister and has agreed that that all national campaigning in the General Election will be suspended until further notice.
In addition, for today, we are asking that all local Labour Party campaigning is suspended. This includes all leafleting, door-knocking, phone canvassing, visits etc. If you have any queries about this please contact the Regional Office on 01279 625860.
Our thoughts are with the victims of the attack and their families.
Below is the statement that was issued last night.
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured.
“Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives.
“I have spoken with Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester, who has fully briefed me on the operational response in the city.
“I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night’s appalling events.
“I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.”