"Along with the whole of our country, I am utterly heartbroken by the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.
"Her Majesty was much loved by all of us in Cumbria.
"For all of us, the Queen has been a constant fixture of our entire lives. But she's also been a constant example of service, faithfulness and humility.
"The landmarks of her reign have been the landmarks of our lives. For me as a child celebrating her silver jubilee, as a new father celebrating her golden jubilee and to be privileged enough as an MP to have met her and experienced her kindness and humour.
"Her Majesty was also a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, and my thoughts and prayers tonight will be with her family at this deeply sad time."