Marcus Bruton on cleaning up after the riots

Marcus Bruton says, "This week has shown the depths to which our Society can plunge but for a few brave members of the emergency services. It has also shown the great spirit of the British people, armed with brooms and marigolds, showing our great defiance that we will never allow violence and brutality to rule us.

"Like so many of us my emotions roller coastered this week from anger to absolute pride at the communities across Britain pulling together to send a highly visible message to elements of our society who believe that they can do anything they want whenever they want.

"We have also sent a message around the world showing all other countries truly how strong democracy are. I am very proud today to say I'm British."