MP: 'London terrorism was attack on our freedom'
Burnham-On-Sea's MP has paid tribute to those who died in yesterday's
terrorism attack in Westminster and called the incident "an
attack against our freedom."
in the House of Commons at the time of the attack and his staff
saw the incident unfold from his Westminster office in which five
people were killed.
Heappey says: "People don't always agree with everything we
do in Parliament each day. That's politics. But our freedom to speak
our minds freely in the House of Commons on behalf of our constituents
is the cornerstone of our nation's great democracy."
attack on Parliament is not an attack on the bricks and mortar of
the Palace of Westminster, nor is it an attack on the MPs working
inside, it is an attack against our freedom and against our country."
of us who work in Parliament each day will breeze through the security
every morning and all too often won't notice the police and security
staff that are there to protect us whilst we work."
Wednesday A policeman stood his ground to stop an attacker getting
into Parliament. He lost his life doing so. Eventually we were all
able to go home. He won't."
heart goes out to his family, friends and colleagues. It will be
no consolation to them whatsoever but he died protecting our Parliament
and therefore our democracy and our great country. I am so grateful
to him and all of those who protect us in Westminster for doing