I was incredibly sad to hear of the death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh earlier today. The Duke tirelessly supported Her Majesty the Queen for more than 70 years and was her most steadfast companion until the very last. His sense of duty and understated calm helped to steer Britain through many turbulent years. The UK owes his Royal Highness a huge debt of gratitude, he will never be forgotten.
I am sure I speak for everyone in Rushcliffe in offering our condolences to Her Majesty and the Royal Family at this incredibly difficult time.