Cor­byn’s sor­row over home­less man’s death near Par­lia­ment

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Jeremy Cor­byn is be­lieved to have asked for flow­ers to be laid where a man was found dead a stone’s throw from Par­lia­ment.

It is un­der­stood some mem­bers of the Labour leader’s team were in con­tact with the man, who is thought to be home­less and used to bring him food.

The man was found in the un­der­pass of exit three of West­min­ster Un­der­ground sta­tion yes­ter­day morn­ing, the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice said.

Of­fi­cers at­tended the scene with the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, with the man pro­nounced dead at 7.33am.

Mr Cor­byn wrote on Twit­ter: “I’ve just been told about the death of a rough sleeper right by the en­trance to Par­lia­ment.

“The pow­er­ful can’t carry on walk­ing by on the other side while peo­ple don’t have a home to call their own.

“It’s time all MPS took up this moral chal­lenge and prop­erly housed every­one.”

Shadow Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tary An­gela Rayner wrote: “What­ever the cir­cum­stances it’s a ter­ri­ble tragedy that some­body ends their days like this, the gov­ern­ment must do more to com­bat home­less­ness.”

The man was found dead at West­min­ster Sta­tion.

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