Remembering Sir Peter Tapsell

I am saddened to hear about the death of my predecessor and former Father of the House of Commons, Sir Peter Tapsell.

Sir Peter was a great Parliamentarian and a gentleman, whose public service spanned more than five decades.

I will always remember the kindness he showed to me during my time as the parliamentary candidate for Louth & Horncastle and his continued support following my election.

I send my sincere condolences to Lady Tapsell.