LEADERS of the City Council factions have expressed their condolences following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
She became queen in February 1952 after the death of her father George VI.
A joint statement was issued, signed by the leaders of Brighton’s political parties, Phelim Mac Cafferty, Carmen Appich, John Allcock and Steve Bell.
It read: “We join the people of the world in saddening the announcement of the Palace. Queen Elizabeth II was our country’s longest-reigning monarch and has shown remarkable dedication as head of state over many decades.
“The Queen ascended the throne before any of the four of us were born, and that goes for most of our town. This is a historic moment that people will look back on and remember when and where they heard the news.
“Queen Elizabeth II gave a life of dedication and service. As elected politicians. We realize that many people will be saddened by the news and would like to pay their respects.
“On behalf of Brighton & Hove, we send our condolences to the Royal Family and everyone affected by this sad news.”
Councilor Phélim Mac Cafferty, President of the Council and leader of the Green Group
Councilor Carmen Appich, Co-Chair of the Labor Group
Councilor John Allcock, Co-Chairman of the Labor Group
Councilor Steve Bell, leader of the Conservative group
Commenting on the announcement, Councilor Lizzie Deane, Mayor of Brighton and Hove, said: “I am saddened to hear from the Palace that Her Majesty The Queen has passed away. The Queen has been an icon of public service for decades.
“I add my recognition and appreciation for her lifelong dedication to the country we live in. Queen Elizabeth II was in the international spotlight from a young age and has seen great changes.
“This historic time allows us to reflect on the past and build for the future for the benefit of all in this country and beyond.”
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