David Amess (Conservative MP) was stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on Friday. A few hours later, he died from his injuries.
David Amess (British Conservative MP) was stabbed multiplely while on duty at Leigh-on-Sea Methodist Church in his constituency, in south-eastern England. He was killed by the attack on Friday, October 15. According to local media, he died from his injuries.
According to SkyNews news channel, and The Guardian daily, the attack took place as Belfairs Methodist Church was being entered by the MP. Essex County Police stated that a man was quickly arrested and that they don’t want to search for other suspects. Another knife was found there.
The MP, a member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s conservative party and an ardent “brexiter”, was taken in by the emergency services on the spot, according to the “Guardian” but succumbed to his injuries. He is a father of five and has represented Southend West since 1997. He has been a member of Parliament for 38 years.
The political reaction was immediate. “Horrible and tragic news”, Reacted on Twitter by the Minister of Transport Grant Shapps who paid tribute to a “True parliamentarian who gave his life for his constituents”.
“Horrible and shocking news”Keir Sterner, Labor’s opposition leader, sent a tweet to his friends and family addressing the MP about the assault.
Jo Cox Foundation has also shared their thoughts on Twitter “I am horrified to hear about the attack on MP David Amess.”He addressed his thoughts to him, and his loved ones.
British MPs often open their offices to the public.
Labor Jo Cox was attacked by a far right terrorist in 2016, just before she had a tenure in her Yorkshire constituency.
Labor Steve Timms was attacked by a radical student in 2010.
In 2000, Nigel Jones’ assistant was attacked by a man with a knife during a permanence. This new attack reminded the Guardian, who is now concerned about the security of deputies at these meetings with citizens.