Copy text of the letter sent on 25th July to Mr Nigel Alistair Westwood, Consul for the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate in Newcastle upon Tyne:
Dear Mr Westwood,
I would like to express my personal shock and sympathy at the weekend’s terrible events in Oslo and Utoeya. Given the long history of links between Norway and Newcastle, I know my constituents would also want to send sympathy and support. Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, joins me in this.
I would also like to offer the resources of my office should they be able to be of any assistance at this time.
With best wishes,
Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central