Manchester Arena attack

Terrible terrible news of the horrific explosion at the Manchester Arena last night. My thoughts and prayers are for all those who had their lives cut short and for all their families and friends who will be mourning their loss. Let us also remember all those who are suffering from injuries and for all those who are caring for them.

I am always conscious that even in the midst of a general election campaign what unites us all is much greater than the politics which divides us. This news puts everything into perspective.