Eastwood: Condolences following the death of Tony Lloyd MP

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MP has said that the news of the death of Labour MP Tony Lloyd will be heartbreaking for his many friends across Britain and Ireland.

Mr Eastwood said that Tony had been a friend and guide to him in recent years and that he would be desperately missed by everyone who had the privilege on knowing him.

Colum Eastwood MP said:

“Tony Lloyd was a good friend and a great political figure. Like many others who had the privilege of knowing him, I am devastated to have lost a fierce friend and a good person.

“In an age when the dividing lines between opponents are stark, Tony effortlessly built enduring relationships with people from every political persuasion. It is a testament to his character that he will count so many from such across the spectrum of parties as friends and supporters.

“Tony has such a strong affinity and connection with Ireland. I was delighted to have him with us in Derry over the summer. He was full of advice, support and good craic. He was as at home in Derry or Donegal as he was with his beloved family in Rochdale and Manchester.

“My thoughts are with his family and wide circle of friends at this difficult time.”

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