Nigel Evans speaks to commemorate and thank PC Keith Palmer and the Police

Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, spoke in the House of Commons to ask the Prime Minister to consider paying formal tribute to PC Keith Palmer who lost his life being attacked at Westminster yesterday.
On 22 March, the Palace of Westminster was attacked by a lone terrorist who mowed down a number of people on Westminster Bridge in a car, and then tried to force his way into the Palace. In the process of stopping the attacker, PC Keith Palmer was stabbed and, sadly, later died from his injuries.
Today, during the House of Commons’ discussion on the attacks, Nigel had this to say:
“I have been an MP for twenty five years, and I’ve seen the police play many roles around the Palace of Westminster. One is to give advice to members of the public about where to go … none of us could have passed Carriage Gates without seeing members of the public having their photographs taken with the police. It’s one of the things that they do. And one of the other things that they do is to protect our democracy, which we saw yesterday with brutal consequences.
“I’m very proud of the police and everything that they do in defending our democracy. Keith Palmer was one of us. The Police, who protect us, are one of us … The tribute to Keith and the police are that we are here today and our proceedings are going on.
“We have the arch, which has been spoken about before, which is a lasting memorial to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our democracy. I do hope that, at an appropriate time, with discussion with the family, that we too may be able to look at a lasting memorial to Keith, in order that each and every one of us know that there are people putting their lives on the line for our democracy today.”
Nigel also attended the vigil held in Trafalgar Square to commemorate all those who lost their lives in the Westminster attack.