Senior politicians arrived at the funeral of Conservative MP James Brokenshire, who died aged 53 from lung cancer.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Interior Minister Priti Patel were among those who attended the service at Bexley in South East London’s Brokenshire constituency.
Former Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to deliver a lecture.
Mr. Brokenshire died in hospital on 7 October, having been hospitalized after his condition deteriorated.
A lifelong non-smoker, Mr. Brokenshire stepped down as Home Secretary earlier this year.
An MP since 2005, Brokenshire served in government under three prime ministers: David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.
Johnson described the father of three, and former Northern Ireland secretary, as the “friendliest and friendliest” colleague.
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer called him “an absolutely decent man”.
Before becoming Old Bexley & Sidcup MP in 2010, Mr. Brokenshire represented Hornchurch and Rainham in North East London for five years.
His death will result in a parliamentary by-election in Old Bexley and Sidcup, where he had a majority of 18,952 in the last general election.
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