“Agent for Newbury’s Apolitical group, Charlie Farrow, said: “We send our children to concerts as little rites of passage, with warnings about sticking together and where we will pick them up afterwards. But we always expect to pick them up afterwards.
“I thank all the Gods that my children have always come home safely but my heart bleeds for the parents whose children have not come home.
“It’s only right that political campaigning is suspended out of respect for those who died or lost loved ones in the awful atrocity in Manchester. Petty party politics pales into insignificance in the face of tragic loss of life.”
West Berkshire stands with Manchester
Newbury candidates suspend campaigning in wake of last night’s attack