Westminster attack: Some MPs are fighting back tears but we're working normally, says Labour's Jim Fitzpatrick

Westminster attack: 'MPs are putting on a brave face and working normally', says MP Jim Fitzpatrick

An attack took place in Westminster yesterday (March 22)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Labour MP has said many of his colleagues are "fighting back tears" after yesterday's Westminster attack, but everyone is working normally today.

Jim Fitzpatrick said the Westminster community is "putting on a brave face" and "there is a commitment to say there is business as normal."

Fitzpatrick, who was locked in Westminster with hundreds of other lawmakers after the carnage on Westminster Bridge, told Julia Hartley-Brewer “everybody who does work here daily" knows each other.

"It is a very tight community", he says, and this makes yesterday's attacks feel more personal.

"Some of us are [afraid] and rightly and naturally would be," he continued. "But it doesn’t stop us doing our jobs."

Listen to the full interview to find out more