Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on the announcement that Captain Tom Moore will receive a knighthood, said:
“On behalf of the Labour Party, I congratulate Captain Tom Moore on his knighthood.
“In these difficult times for our country, Tom brought inspiration to millions and helped all of us to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our NHS.
“After serving his country during the war, Tom recognised that today’s heroes are our frontline NHS and care workers.
“In his actions, Tom embodied the national solidarity which has grown throughout this crisis, and showed us that everyone can play their part in helping build a better future.”