Manchester Attack: Campaign Suspended
Following the news of last night’s horrifying attack at the Manchester Arena, we have suspended all national campaigning until further notice.
Tim Farron was due in Gibraltar today as part of the election campaign. He tweeted this morning:
My deepest condolences to the victims and families in Manchester. As always our emergency services have shown great bravery and heroism.
— Tim Farron (@timfarron) May 22, 2017
In further comment he said, “This is a shocking and horrific attack targeting children and young people who were simply enjoying a concert.
“My deepest sympathies are with the victims, and with families who have lost loved ones, as well as those desperately waiting for news.
“I would like to pay tribute to the bravery and dedication of the emergency services.
“This is an attack on innocent people and the nation is united both in its grief and its determination to stand up to this deplorable attack.”
Former Manchester MP John Leech tweeted:
If there is one community I know will come together like no other it is our great city. Famously defiant, tolerant and famously, Manchester. pic.twitter.com/9N7ysq8Uij
— Cllr. John Leech (@johnleechmcr) May 23, 2017
If you are concerned about anyone you know who may have been in the area the police helpline number is 0161 856 9400