Labour paid tribute to the Queen with a flawlessly observed minute’s silence and a rendition of God Save the King today.
Leader Keir Starmer hailed the late monarch’s commitment to her country as he urged delegates at its party conference to emulate her drive.
Before leading singing of God Save the King Sir Keir told the audience in Liverpool: ‘Let’s turn our collar up and face the storm, keep alive the spirit of public service she embodied and let it drive us towards a better future.’
The silence and anthem were both well-observed in the hall with no booing, despite criticism of the decision to honour the monarchy.
Former leader Jeremy Corbyn had earlier condemned the plan, saying it was ‘very, very odd’.
The former Labour Party leader suggested singing the anthem was ‘excessively nationalist’.
But there was even applause in the hall as the singing came to an end.
Delegates were helped out with lyrics for the anthem printed on cards.
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