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