An attempt was made this week to attack the focal point of British democracy. We will not be cowed by this callous act, which has only served to strengthen our sense of unity, which is based on the shared values of freedom, tolerance and openness.
It is with great sadness that we pay tribute to the four victims who have died, in particular PC Keith Palmer—who bravely gave his life to save many others. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, who have lost both a husband and a father.
His sacrifice is a testament to the risks that the police and other emergency services take every day in order to keep us safe.
We also extend these condolences to the families of the two named victims, Aysha Frade and Kurt Cochran.
Our thoughts are equally with the loved ones of the 40 other people who have been seriously injured, including the three French school children who came yesterday to visit the seat of our democracy, and the three police officers who were hurt on their way returning from a commendation ceremony.
Mark Platt, Chair
Westminster and City of London Liberal Democrats
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