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Labour MP Chris Bryant calls for 'review' of Westminster security in wake of attack

The scene at Westminster shortly after the terror incident on Wednedsay afternoon Credit: PA

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant says security measures at the Palace of Westminster should be reviewed following yesterday's terror attack.

Four people died and dozens were injured after an attacker, armed with two large knives, mowed down pedestrians with his car on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing an unarmed police officer inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

Mr Bryant, who was in Parliament at the time of the attack, told ITV's Good Morning Britain that the emergency response was "very, very professional", adding that he has "huge respect" for the police force. But he said following the events of Wednesday afternoon, security at Westminster should be kept "under review".

A marauding attack is always the most difficult thing to militate against, but maybe there are things that we need to review about the Palace [of Westminster].

For a long time we've been checking certain things, maybe we need to be checking different things now - maybe we need to look at... different measures, how people can drive past the building... I'm not the expert on that, but I think we will have to review all of that.

– Chris Bryant MP
Labour MP Chris Bryant described the emergency response to the Westminster attack as very professional Credit: ITV / Good Morning Britain

The Labour MP also paid tribute to the police officer Keith Palmer, who died after being attacked by the assailant inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

I wouldn't say I knew him very well but... we'd exchange pleasantries, and he was always one of the friendliest.

I hope that we will be able to give PC Palmer the George Medal posthumously.

– Chris Bryant MP

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