Tributes have been paid by figures from across Barking and Dagenham to Queen Elizabeth II, who has died aged 96.

Barking and Dagenham Post: The queen with her late husband, Prince PhilipThe queen with her late husband, Prince Philip (Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Local Government Association

Cllr James Jamieson, chairman of the Local Government Association, which represents more than 350 councils across England and Wales, said it expressed "sincere condolences to the whole royal family".

“Her Majesty’s dedication to every one of us, alongside her continuous hard work and loyalty to her United Kingdom, was clear to see throughout her life," he said. "Her high regard for local government was also truly reflective in her focus and appreciation of councils’ work and determination in her annual queen’s speeches."

Councils will open both public and virtual books of condolence, ensuring flags are flown at half mast, and overseeing arrangements for the laying of flowers in public areas, he said.

London’s transport commissioner

Andy Byford, London’s transport commissioner, and his team, said in a statement: “It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We send our deepest sympathy to His Majesty The King and all members of the Royal Family.”

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell

Barking and Dagenham Post: Council leader Darren RodwellCouncil leader Darren Rodwell (Image: Archant)

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council tweeted: "Our country has changed so much throughout this second Elizabethan Era, but there was one constant: Queen Elizabeth and the stability, strength and wisdom for which she was admired the world over."

"Together we will mourn the loss of a monarch who has defined several generations."

Jon Cruddas, MP

Barking and Dagenham Post: Barking and Dagenham MP, Jon CruddasBarking and Dagenham MP, Jon Cruddas (Image: Pawel Szewczyk)

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham said: "I was saddened to hear of HM The Queen’s passing.

"Her life of public service as a global ambassador for our nation has been remarkable. Over her 70-year reign Queen Elizabeth II conducted herself with complete integrity and devoted herself to good works across the Commonwealth and beyond.

"The Queen has been a constant in our lives, and it was comforting to hear that she passed away surrounded by her family and loved ones. My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time, and with a whole nation in mourning.

Royal British Legion (RBL) Becontree and Chadwell Heath

A statement from the RBL for Becontree and Chadwell Heath says: "It is with deepest sorrow that the Royal British Legion marks the death of our sovereign and patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"The Queen has served as patron of the Royal British Legion since February 6, 1952. We are immensely thankful for Her Majesty’s faithful service, and we join the entire armed rorces community in mourning the loss of its Commander-in-Chief.

"The Queen’s unwavering dedication to the British armed forces will be greatly missed.

"Our sincere condolences are with the royal family at this time."

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT)

Barking and Dagenham Post: BHRUT's chief executive Matthew Trainer at Queen's Hospital in Romford.BHRUT's chief executive Matthew Trainer at Queen's Hospital in Romford. (Image: Ellie Hoskins Photographer

Matthew Trainer, chief executive of BHRUT, said: "I am saddened to learn of the death of the Queen.

"Many of my colleagues at Queen’s and King George hospitals had a deep affection for her and were inspired by her lifelong devotion to duty. They share our nation’s profound sense of loss.

"The Queen’s principles of public service are ones we share in the NHS. Our thoughts are with the royal family at this difficult time."