Following the tragic news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Bev Hughes have paid tribute to our country’s longest-serving monarch.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: “On behalf of everyone in Greater Manchester, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

“Queen Elizabeth II has been an ever-present in our lives. Our sense of loss is profound because she gave us all so much. As the longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, she gave our communities and our country the greatest possible service and guidance. For that, and for her exceptional life, we give thanks.”

Bev Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, said: “I would like to join the Mayor of Greater Manchester in offering my deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty TheQueen.

“As the longest-serving female Head of State in world history, the Queen worked alongside 15 Prime Ministers and was a source of inspiration to many women working in the public sphere.

“Her dedication to and support for charitable causes has also benefitted so many of our citizens. Her Majesty acted as patron to over 600 organizations and charities – helping to raise hundreds and thousands of pounds during her reign.

“Our city-region mourns the passing of Her Majesty, while her legacy and achievements will continue to be remembered and appreciated by people here across Greater Manchester far into the future.”


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