On Tuesday 25 May on my first trip back down to London since the pandemic began, I visited the Covid Memorial Wall opposite Parliament to remember the loved ones I’ve lost to this virus and meet with other bereaved family members from the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaign.
It was a privilege to be joined on this visit by Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Angela Rayner, and local MP Flo Eshalomi.
This wall of hearts is immensely poignant and the scale of loss it represents is desperately sad. I took a moment to add a message to remember my Mum and both my parents-in-law, whose lives were cruelly cut short after they contracted coronavirus.
I will be continuing to raise my voice as a bereaved family member and in supporting the hundreds of thousands of other bereaved family members in calling for a fully independent statutory public inquiry into the Government’s handling of the crisis.