Statement from the Mayor of Stockport and Group Leaders on the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time.

A statement from the Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Dean Fitzpatrick:

"It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport – its residents, Councillors and Officers, I would like to offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.

As a mark of respect, the Union Flag at Stockport Town Hall is being flown at half-mast."

A statement from Stockport Group Leaders Cllr Elise Wilson, Cllr Mark Hunter, Cllr Mike Hurleston and Cllr Adrian Nottingham: 

"On behalf of our residents, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

We recognise the Duke of Edinburgh's long service to our country and his dedication to Her Majesty the Queen.

As a mark of respect, Stockport Town Hall will be lit up purple and the flag flown at half-mast. Our condolences to all who mourn his loss."