Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, said:
“Ariel Sharon was a figure who dominated Israeli politics for a generation. Nobody can doubt the impact he had on Middle East politics.
“My thoughts today are with his family after the many years of his illness.”
Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, said:
“Ariel Sharon will be remembered as a leader who made a lasting impact on Israel, tackling some of the most controversial issues of his day whilst Prime Minister.
“My thoughts today are with his family who have spent the past eight years watching his slow and tragic decline.”
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