I’m shocked and horrified to learn of the death of Sir David Amess MP. Sir David was murdered whilst meeting his constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Sir David was the first British member of Parliament I worked for and interning for him in the House of Commons was a once in a lifetime experience.
I found Sir David to be an exceptionally kind and very amusing boss. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
Elected in 1983, he was a fierce advocate for the people of Essex, firstly in Basildon then Southend West. His ‘surgeries,’ as the British call them, were always on a Friday, and he never went home before each and every constituent had been given an opportunity to have their say.
To learn that he was murdered whilst doing what he always said was the most important job of a local MP is utterly sickening.
My sincere condolences to his wife Julia and their 5 children.