If rain makes Britain great, then Manchester is greater.

The barbarism of this latest terrorist incident is striking. To target innocents is awful, but to focus an attack on young people is something else indeed. 

My thoughts are with those who have lost their lives, the injured, and their families and friends.

The emergency services, joined by taxi drivers, hotel workers and local people have worked through the night to keep people safe, provide shelter and get people home. We should never forget that when we are struck low, our community keeps us together.

Our campaign is suspended until further notice. Now is not the time to be making political points.