MPS in Sussex has paid tribute to the Queen who has died aged 96.
The nation’s longest-reigning monarch “died peacefully” in Balmoral this afternoon.
A statement from Buckingham Palace confirming the news read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
“The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas thanked the Queen “for 70 years of tireless work” and sent her condolences to the royal family.
“My deepest condolences to the Royal Family at the sad news of the Queen’s death,” she said.
“She has been at the heart of the life of this country for so long and has witnessed tremendous changes. I thank her for 70 years of tireless work and send my thoughts and prayers to her family at this difficult time.”
While MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton paid tribute to the Queen’s “extraordinary life” and “selfless service”.
“An extraordinary life well lived and 96 years of selfless service to your people to the very last day,” he said.
“Most of us have known no other sovereign and a golden era that shaped us is coming to an end. We will forever be grateful to Queen Elizabeth II. God save the king.”
Gillian Keegan, MP for Chichester, said she was “deeply saddened” by the news.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of the Queen. My deepest condolences to our royal family,” she said.
“Her Majesty will be greatly missed by our nation and by many around the world. Her extraordinary reign spanned many generations and will be celebrated by generations to come.”
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