Pendle MP pays tribute to murdered friend and colleague

Pendle MP Andrew Stphenson has paid tribute to murdered fellow Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 4:10 pm
Andrew Stephenson MP

Sir David (69) died after he was stabbed several times in his constituency surgery in Essex earlier today.

Mr Stephenson said: "I am deeply shocked by the murder today of Sir David Amess MP as he undertook a constituency surgery.

"Sir David was wonderful, kind, friendly and had a great sense of humour. I’m proud to have known him and had him as a friend and colleague.

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"He died just doing his job dutifully serving his constituents as he has for many many years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the stabbing at a church in Leigh-on-Sea.