St Albans Mayor and parliamentary candidate release statements following Manchester terrorist attack

St Albans MP Anne Main in the House of Commons.

St Albans MP Anne Main in the House of Commons. - Credit: Archant

Local politicians have responded to last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

Mayor of St Albans Cllr Frances Leonard.

Mayor of St Albans Cllr Frances Leonard. - Credit: Archant

Twenty-two people were killed and 59 injured at a concert in Manchester Arena on Monday night.

St Albans Mayor Cllr Frances Leonard said: “Our thoughts are with the families affected by the dreadful bomb attack at the Manchester Arena last night and we offer them our deepest sympathies.

“We stand together with the people of Manchester at this sad and difficult time.

“As a sign of respect, we have lowered the city flag that flies in the centre of St Albans to half-mast.”

St Albans conservative candidate Anne Main announced the suspension of her campaign for re-election in response to the attack.

She said: “I wish to offer my deepest condolences to the victims and their families during this difficult time.

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“Quite rightly tributes have been paid to the excellent emergency services and the people of Manchester for their courage and bravery in the face of adversity.

“In light of the seriousness of the incident, and with many families still waiting to hear news on their loved ones, our campaign is suspended until further notice.”