Statement on the death of George Floyd by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Andrew Geary
“The killing of George Floyd was an abhorrent act which leaves me with a sense of deep sadness and regret. As the First Citizen of Milton Keynes I take a deep sense of pride in the fact that our city and borough embraces diversity and welcomes people from all backgrounds regardless of colour, creed or religion.
There is more work to be done and I look forward to playing my part in continuing to strengthen that great sense of community cohesion which we celebrate and are rightly proud of. Milton Keynes has a very short history.
But that history is built on its unrivalled ability to welcome people from all backgrounds and to grow and move forward together with community cohesion at its forefront, embracing, welcoming and respecting each other’s beliefs and values.