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Eleanor Laing pays tribute to "remarkable and admirable" man
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing has described Nelson Mandela as 'remarkable'' and someone who put his country before himself.
She said: “I have been in his presence and was quite overwhelmed by his charisma and his command of the situation.
“There aren’t many people who really make a difference to the history of the world but Nelson Mandela was one of those few remarkable and admirable people.
“He was willing to put the future of his country first before any personal considerations and he changed attitudes and he changed the course of history.
“I sincerely hope that future generations learn from Nelson Mandela.”
Nelson mandela died yesterday, aged 95.
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