South's MPs react to the terror attack in London

MPs from around the ITV News Meridian region have been giving their reaction to the tragic events outside the Houses of Parliament this afternoon. Many have praised the efforts of the emergency services and the MP for Bournemouth East, Tobias Ellwood, for going to the aid of those caught up in the atrocity.

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Prime Minister praises courage of Bournemouth MP, Tobias Ellwood

There have been calls for the Bournemouth East MP, Tobias Ellwood, to be honoured for what the Prime Minister described as his "extraordinary" bravery.

The Conservative MP and former soldier battled to try to save the life of PC Keith Palmer. It is not the first time Mr Ellwood's life has been touched by an atrocity. His brother, Jonathan, was killed in the 2002 Bali bombing.

Sally Simmonds reports.

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