Louise Haigh – 2021 Comments on Visit to Peace Bridge in Derry/Londonderry

The comments made by Louise Haigh, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 9 July 2021.

Lyra McKee is an inspiration to me and so many across these islands and around the world. She was a tolerant, progressive voice for change.

It was such an honour to walk across the Peace Bridge with Lyra’s partner, Sara Canning. Out of terrible grief and trauma, she is building on Lyra’s remarkable legacy and continues to show incredible courage in speaking out.

The work to build on the promise of peace depends on all of us standing squarely alongside those like Sara.