Speaking on Question Time, the Tory MP promised that “British values will prevail” in the face of terror threats after five people were killed in yesterday’s Westminster attack.
He said: “We will get on and go about our normal business… the British way of life and British values will prevail.”
Brandon Lewis was quick to praise all those who offered their services during yesterday's violence
Mr Lewis went on to hail the “phenomenal heroism and bravery shown by emergency services, particularly our police and the PC who lost his life yesterday, going out of his way to run into danger and to make safe other people”.
He added: “We have got an amazing police service who do that for us in one form or another at various levels across the country every single day.”
After yesterday’s attack which forced both Houses of Parliament into lockdown for a number of hours, Mr Lewis tweeted his gratitude to the emergency services.
Brandon Lewis (R) and fellow panelist Leanne Wood (C) both praised the police for their actions
We have got an amazing police service who do that for us in one form or another at various levels across the country every single day
He wrote: “Police ran towards danger today in order to keep us safe, as they do keeping us safe everyday. Thoughts are with those who give so much.
“Hard to outline in words the respect & thanks owed to all our emergency services for their work today. @metpoliceuk @LondonFire & ambulance.
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Brandon Lewis wrote a Twitter tribute following yesterday's events
“All thoughts are with family of @metpoliceuk Officer who bravely gave his life today keeping us safe, & the families of the other victims.”
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood also paid tribute to all the people “who were working in London to save people’s lives and to prevent what could have been a much worse atrocity”.
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On Wednesday PC Keith Palmer was stabbed by a knifeman who tried to storm the Palace of Westminster after ploughing a car into a crowd on nearby Westminster Bridge.
The knifeman has now been identified as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old father of three, who was known to the police and had a range of previous convictions.