Today, we mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.
I know that this loss will be felt deeply by everyone in our Conservative family and throughout our country and the Commonwealth.
Her Majesty The Queen served our nation for seventy glorious years, earning the respect, admiration and love of all her people.
The expression of thanks from people across our United Kingdom and the Commonwealth at the Platinum Jubilee earlier this year was a testament to that heartfelt affection. We will all cherish our memories from that very special moment for the rest of our lives.
During the period of official mourning, all political events and campaigning will be suspended.
This will be a difficult time for us all but I know we will all look after our fellow members as we look back over Her Majesty The Queen’s remarkable life and mourn her death.