Statement following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

The passing of Her Majesty The Queen is a moment of profound sadness. Her unmatched sense of duty and service was always carried out with such dignity and grace. She has been a rock of wisdom, stability and continuity in our world. In times of trouble her words helped us through; when she said in her coronavirus broadcast “we will meet again” we saw there would be light ahead.

The Queen’s remarkable life leaves a powerful legacy. There is a deep sense of loss for a beloved figure; nationally for our country, personally for us her subjects and most acutely for her family. I send our new King and all the Royal Family my deepest condolences.

Andrew Jones MP
Member of Parliament for Harrogate & Knaresborough