David Amess Son: Sir David Amess, an Essex Conservative Member of Parliament, died tragically after being stabbed multiple times during a constituency surgery in a church. The 69-year-old had served as an MP for 38 years and was doing his weekly constituent surgery at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea when he died.
“He was very helpful and nice. A fervent animal advocate who also happens to be a gentleman. This is completely and absolutely unjustifiable.” Our hearts go out to his wife and children.”
“This is terrible and deeply troubling news,” Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said. Consider David, his family, and his employees.”
Sir David was one of Parliament’s longest-serving Members, and the following is a short summary of his life and career.
Sir David was born on March 26, 1952, in Plaistow, Essex, which is now part of the London borough of Newham.
He attended St Anthony’s Junior and Infant School and then St Bonaventure’s Catholic School in Forest Gate before enrolling at the Johannesburg College of Technology.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, where he later pursued a master’s degree in economics and government.
The former primary school teacher in Bethnal Green, he previously worked as an underwriter and recruitment consultant before deciding to pursue a career in public service in politics.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the inquiry. At the scene, a knife was found.
He was born and reared in Essex. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and government and then worked briefly as a teacher, an underwriter, and a recruitment consultant. He was elected as a Conservative councilor for the London Borough of Redbridge in 1982 and as Basildon’s Member of Parliament in 1983.
Known as the “Essex man’s seat,” it embodied the county’s enthusiasm for Margaret Thatcher’s government during her time as Prime Minister. He had held the seat since 1992, but boundary changes made it untenable, and he was elected to the Southend West constituency in 1997, where he stayed for 24 years until his death.
He held the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Portillo for ten years. Backbenchers such as him were more prominent than frontbenchers, serving on a number of Select Committees and advocating for many pieces of legislation such as the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act (1988) and the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act (1993).
(2000). Along with supporting Raoul Wallenberg’s reputation, he campaigned for endometriosis treatment and animal welfare concerns. He was a supporter of fox hunting’s eradication.
His political views were socially conservative, and he backed both the death penalty’s restoration and the Brexit vote. He was an avowed Catholic who was anti-abortion. In 1983, he married and the couple had five children, one of them is the actress Katie Amess, who is currently in her thirties.
Five years have passed since Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered in June of that year while on her way to undergo surgery in her Batley and Spen constituency.
Downing Street ordered the Union flag to be flown at half-mast in response to the outpouring of tributes for the popular Southend West MP who died last week.
While Carrie Johnson, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, referred to him as a “true gentleman,”
On Twitter, she expressed her surprise and condolences, writing: “The news about Sir David Amess is just appalling. Kindly express my sympathies to his wife Julia.”