Stephen Morgan MP joins fellow parliamentarians past and present at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey
One hundred years ago this week, parliamentarians gathered in the Houses of Parliament to receive the formal announcement of the acceptance of the terms of Armistice imposed on Germany by the Allies and the US, marking the end of First World War.
On hearing the news, both Houses immediately left their chambers, and went to St Margaret’s to give thanks for the cessation of hostilities.
Today Members of both Houses attended a special national event to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition were present as well as the speakers of both Houses.
City MP Stephen Morgan attended representing Portsmouth and said:
“Today it was a privilege to represent Portsmouth at a service in the same church that my predecessors attended one hundred years ago this week, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
“So many in Portsmouth and across our nation made sacrifices, suffered injuries or gave their lives in the cause of peace, not only for our country, but for the world of which we are part.
“In the run up to local events in our great city, it was important to join national leaders past and present to give thanks for the faithful service of those who have gone before us”.