Tuesday 21 March 2017 / 11:23 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Jeremy Corbyn remarks on the death of Martin McGuinness

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on the
death of Martin McGuinness, said:

“I was very sad to hear of the death of Martin McGuinness this
morning, and I would like to send my thoughts and condolences to his wife
Bernie and his family.

“Martin McGuinness played an immeasurable role in bringing about
peace in Ireland, after years as a key protagonist in the tragedy of the
conflict.

“Martin played an absolutely crucial role in bringing
about the Good Friday Agreement
and a peace process which, despite difficulties, remains an example throughout
the world of what can be achieved when the will is there.

“As we reflect on his role, the past twenty years have shown us
that if there is leadership and the will on all sides, we can achieve change.”