This morning’s tragic news that David and Samantha Cameron’s eldest son Ivan has died led to the suspension of this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Instead, party representatives offered condolences to the Camerons, with Vince Cable leading the Lib Dem sympathies while Nick Clegg is on paternity leave:
Everybody in the house has experienced bereavement but there is something especially sad and shocking about the loss of a child and we recognise, I think all of us, this is something that especially difficult to cope with.
This is a personal tragedy. It transcends all party barriers and I would simply want to express the hope that the family are given the space and privacy to grieve and cope with this tragedy that they have experienced”