“This Should Never Have Happened”; Jeremy Corbyn Laid Flowers & Card For Homeless Man Who Died Near Parliament
Labour Leader has laid personal flowers and a card where a homeless man died while sleeping rough just metres from the Houses of Parliament.

A handwritten card signed by Jeremy Corbyn was found near the station entrance, read: “This should never have happened. As a country, we must stop walking by. Rest in peace.”

Jeremy Corbyn leaves personal tribute to rough sleeper who died near Parliament

The rough sleeper, who has not been publicly identified, was found in the underpass of exit three of Westminster Underground station on Wednesday morning and pronounced dead at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

Police were called at about 7.15am after reports of an “unresponsive” man in an area where homeless people gathered.

Rough sleeping in the UK has increased for seven consecutive years, with local authorities estimating 4,751 people slept outside overnight in 2017, the highest number since comparable records began in 2010, according to data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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Besides, the number of British children stuck in hostels and other temporary accommodation has risen to more than 120,000, government figures revealed.

Read More: Homeless Man Laid Down To Sleep On Christmas Eve And Never Got Up Again; Shift Leader Ros Ponder Reports

Labour Leader had earlier addressed the death on Twitter, urging “the powerful” to stop “walking by on the other side while people don’t have a home to call their own”.

Some members of Mr Corbyn’s party were also in touch with the homeless man and would bring food for him.

The shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, and the Labour MPs Neil Coyle and Emma Lewell-Buck, responded on Twitter.

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