Dr Alex Ashman, co-leader of the National Health Action party,
Statement Tuesday 23rd May:
"We are heartbroken by this appalling attack. We offer our condolences to the families of those who have been lost, and our thoughts are with all those affected. We are grateful to the emergency services for their hard work and bravery responding to the attack. As a mark of respect I have asked our members to suspend all election campaigning activities today."
Further statement on Thursday 25th May:
"The attack on Manchester on Monday was one of the most horrific our country has seen. Some families will never recover from what happened. But the spirit of Manchester has shone through. People of all backgrounds have worked together and helped one another. They would not be beaten by this.
"We suspended our campaigning for the last two days as a mark of respect for those affected by the attack. We have delayed launching our manifesto, which was due to be released yesterday. But we feel that to pause any longer would be allowing the outrage to further disrupt our normal lives. We are inspired by the determination shown by Mancunians to not let the attackers beat them.
"We will restart our campaigning today and release our manifesto on Monday. This has been a difficult decision for us to make, and we hope you understand why we made it. Again, our thoughts are with everyone affected by the events in Manchester."