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David Amess latest: home secretary Priti Patel pays tribute to MP who was a ‘man of the people’ (Sat, 16 Oct 2021)
Patel was speaking in Leigh-on-Sea where PM earlier laid wreath at front of Belfairs Methodist church, where Tory MP was fatally stabbed on Friday Speaking today Priti Patel said: “We’re all struggling to come to terms with the fact that David Amess has been so cruelly taken away from all of us. “Less than 24 hours ago David was in his own constituency doing a local advice surgery, which is something that all MPs do week in, week out. Continue reading...
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‘Another assault on democracy’: what the UK papers say about the killing of MP David Amess (Sat, 16 Oct 2021)
Front pages give full coverage of the fatal stabbing and renewed worries about security risks, five years after the murder of Jo Cox The papers have reacted to the killing of Conservative MP David Amess with shock and anger, while also reigniting the debate over politicians’ safety. The 69-year-old died after he was stabbed several times at an open advice surgery at his constituency in Essex. The Metropolitan police have formally declared the incident as terrorism, and a 25-year-old man, believed to be a Briton with Somali heritage, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police believe the man acted alone and are not seeking anyone else at the moment. Continue reading...
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Tobias Ellwood urges MPs to end face-to-face meetings with public (Sat, 16 Oct 2021)
Former minister recommends talking to constituents on Zoom following fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess David Amess death – latest updates The former Conservative minister Tobias Ellwood has urged his fellow MPs to stop offering face-to-face meetings with constituents following the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess. Ellwood, who attempted to save the life of PC Keith Palmer after a terror attack on Westminster in 2017, told BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight: “I would recommend that no MP has a direct surgery until you can move to Zoom. Continue reading...
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