At this extremely sad time, on behalf of Reading East Conservative Association, its members and its Officers, we express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and we give thanks for the life and devoted commitment to public service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Reflecting on Her Majesty's own words after her mother's passing - which apply equally today - Her Majesty had a zest for living, for her subjects and for dedicated service to the Nations of the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth family.
The world is a much poorer place for her passing and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Royal Family at this saddest of times. After more than 70 years as Sovereign held in such high esteem, her loss will be felt deeply by millions of people around the world.
As a mark of respect during the period of national mourning, all Conservative Party campaigning activities are now suspended until further notice.