Statement from the Women’s Equality Party on the Manchester Arena bomb atrocity
Published 23 May 2017
The Women’s Equality Party today expressed shock and sorrow at the news of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.
Sally Carr, the Women’s Equality Party general election candidate for Manchester Withington, has dedicated her life to working with young people in the northwest.
“My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost lives and who were injured in last night’s horrific attack on the children of our society,” she said. “As a youth worker, knowing the joy of young people, this attack has broken my heart.”
Party leader Sophie Walker added: “I speak on behalf of all members of the Women’s Equality Party in saying that our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives at the Manchester Arena last night, as well as all those who have been injured and their loved ones.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to the incredible emergency services staff who have helped, and continue to help, the victims of this appalling attack. We are so grateful for everything they do.
I have been humbled by reports of local people leaving their homes throughout the night to offer help, as well as opening their homes to those in need. The spirit of their actions is what we should hold in our hearts and minds in the days and weeks ahead.”
All candidates have suspended their general election campaigns until further notice.