Like many other constituents I wanted to briefly express my sympathies with the passing of the Queen and to offer my condolences to her family.
Whilst the country has lost a head of state, her close family have lost a mother and grandmother. Someone they loved and whom they would have drawn on for both support and wisdom.
Our country faces many challenging weeks and months ahead, in part, because of the cost of living crisis. For many, the Queen would have been a familiar and comforting figure at this profoundly difficult time.
Death it is said, acquits us of all obligations. After a lifetime of public service I think we can all agree that her rest, is well deserved.
Clive Lewis MP