Kemi Badenoch – 2022 Comments on the Windrush Monument at London Waterloo

The comments made by Kemi Badenoch, the Communities Minister, on 22 June 2022.

This is a special moment in our nation’s history and I am grateful to all those who worked tirelessly to bring it into being.

Basil Watson’s sculpture perfectly captures the spirit of Windrush. In it we see the strength, hope and expectation of those who arrived with little and yet gave so much.

As a first-generation immigrant myself, the Windrush story resonates with me and it is important we recognise the contribution of those who have so enriched our country.