Lambeth’s Council leader has joined forces with seven local politicians and stakeholders to tell Lambeth residents to “stand united” in the face of terror attacks.

The joint statement, issued last night, paid tribute to the victims and families of yesterday’s attacks and vowed “we will not let the terrorists use fear to divide us.”

The statement was issued by Cllr Lib Peck, Chuka Ummuna MP for Streatham, Florence Eshalomi AM for Southwark and Lambeth and the Mayor of Lambeth, Cllr Saleha Jaffer and four others. 

“Today was an attack on our democracy, but together we will not let the terrorists use fear to divide us nor will we let them succeed,” it said.

“Our Lambeth community, and all Londoners, will have been shocked by the scenes from Westminster. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.”

“We thank Lambeth police and the Metropolitan police for their swift response and utmost professionalism to keep us safe, and regretfully mourn the loss of their heroic colleague.”

“The council and partner agencies are supporting the police to ensure we continue with our daily lives in safety. We ask everyone to remain calm and vigilant of any suspicious activity. If you have any information in relation to this incident please call 0800 789 321.”

“Again, we ask everyone to stand united against those who seek to sow fear and hatred among us.”