Statement on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen

On this deeply sad day I want to share the condolences of all of us at Eastleigh Labour Party with the Royal Family and the whole country. The nation mourns this historic loss, not just of a monarch and head of state, but a constant fixture in our national story. Her dedication to her country and to the commonwealth set an example to the world throughout her reign. At a time when our country faces so many great challenges, this loss is even more acutely felt. May she rest in peace and her memory be a guiding light for us as we move into an uncertain future.