Ed Miliband MP, Labour's Leader of the Opposition, said in response to the news that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down:
"Today is a great day for the people of Egypt. Against overwhelming odds, the Egyptian people have shown bravery and passion in the cause of democracy. And they have succeeded in driving President Mubarak from power.
"Now the military have a heavy responsibility to ensure that Egypt gets the democratic future for which the people have protested. We must be guided by them and support them to now secure the future that they have so courageously demanded."