The statement made by Sir John Major on 15 May 2023 following the death of the Rt Hon The Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville.
Peter Brooke was a dear friend and colleague for many years ‒ before and after our time in Parliament.
In all he did, Peter was the first gentleman of politics, which he elevated with his calm, gentle, yet tenacious character ‒ not least with regard to his pivotal role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
Honourable to the core, he was one of the most deep down decent people I have ever known. I was proud to call him my friend.