Candidates from across south west London have sent messages of condolence to victims of the Manchester terror attack, in which 22 people, including children, have been killed.
The attack, believed to have been carried out by a lone suicide bomber, occurred after the end of a concert by singer Ariana Grande.
Campaigning for the general election has been suspended and Theresa May is chairing a meeting of COBRA — the government’s emergency committee.
The Croydon Central Hustings, which were due to take place this evening, have been cancelled.
Out of respect for those affected by the tragic incident in Manchester, the Croydon Central Hustings is CANCELLED… https://t.co/ZAuonvoXlF
— Croydon BID (@CroydonBID) 23 May 2017
Flags have also been lowered at buildings across south west London.
— Wandsworth Council (@wandbc) May 23, 2017
— Lambeth Council (@lambeth_council) May 23, 2017
Sarah Olney, James Berry, Gavin Barwell and Chuka Umunna are among those who posted tribute messages on Twitter.
My thoughts are with all those affected in Manchester & our brave emergency services. We stand in solidarity with the people of Manchester.
— Sarah Olney (@sarahjolney1) May 23, 2017
— James Berry (@JamesBerryUK) May 23, 2017
Thoughts and prayers this morning with the people of Manchester and particularly the families and friends of the deceased and injured
— Gavin Barwell (@BackBarwell) May 23, 2017
Horrified by the Manchester attack, so sorry for those killed or hurt and their grieving loved ones. We love you Manchester
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedMP) May 23, 2017
Awful news. Thoughts and prayers very much with everyone involved https://t.co/lysuzK4mMb
— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) May 22, 2017
Shocking cowardly attack on innocent people in Manchester. My thoughts are with all the families and friends of those murdered and injured.
— Kate Hoey (@KateHoeyMP) May 23, 2017
Disgusted, outraged and deeply upset by the attacks in Manchester last night. My deepest sympathy is with the victims and their families.
— George Turner (@georgenturner) May 23, 2017