Region’s politicians pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Greater Manchester Politicians have paid tribute to the Queen following her death yesterday. 

Angela Rayner, the Labour Deputy Leader, tweeted her memories of the Queen’s visit to Manchester last year.

She said: “She was dearly loved – and will be greatly missed by people across Ashton, Droylsden and Failsworth.” 

Several other prominent Labour MPs such as Lisa Nandy, the Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, celebrated the Queen as a ‘role model for all of us in public life’.

While MP for Salford and Eccles, Rebecca Long-Bailey called her ‘a shining example of the best of us’.

Conservative MPs also mourned The Queen’s death with MP for Bury North James Daly releasing a statement calling her ‘this Country’s greatest servant and champion’.

MP for Heywood & Middleton Chris Clarkson described it as an ‘end of an era’.

Local politicians and councils also paid their respects to England’s longest reigning monarch.

Lord Mayor Donna Ludford and leader of Manchester City Council Bev Craig released statements celebrating her longevity and ‘dedication and dignity’.    

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