MP 'Resolute' after Parliament Attack
23rd March 2017
West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has offered her sympathies to the family and friends of people murdered in the attack in Westminster yesterday but said she was ‘resolute’ that the attack would not affect the business of Parliament.
Four people were killed in the attack including a police officer who was stabbed as he prevent the knifeman trying to enter the grounds of the parliamentary estate.
Harriett was at Kuala Lumpur airport on Ministry of Defence business at the time of the attack but she was able to speak to her staff, whose offices are just yards from where the policeman fell, who were safely held in lock-down until the middle of the evening while security checks were carried out.
Harriett commented: “My first thoughts are with all the people who have been directly affected by this terrible attack including the family and friends of the people who have been killed.
“This was a horrific event and we are particularly grateful to those working in the emergency services. I have signed the book of condolences and pay particular tribute to PC Keith Palmer who paid with his life to keep Parliament safe.
“This attack was aimed directly at our democracy and we are all resolute that this will not impact on our day-to-day duties.”