👤 Christian Smith, DENISAURUS News
A Member of Parliament, MP, who was stabbed at a constituency meeting has died at the hospital.
Sir David Amess, 69, a conservative MP representing South End West in Essex, was stabbed several times, DENISAURUS News understands.
The Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, has confirmed the passing of the MP, saying: “Heartbroken that we have lost Sir David Amess MP.
“A great common sense politician and a formidable campaigner with a big heart, and tremendous generosity of spirit – including towards those he disagreed with. RIP my friend.”
Likewise, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said: “I am shocked and deeply distressed by the killing of Sir David Amess.
“David was a lovely man, devoted to his family, to Parliament and his Southend West constituency. He was well-liked by Members and the staff alike, and during his almost four decades here, built a reputation for kindness and generosity.
“This is an incident that will send shockwaves across the parliamentary community and the whole country.
“In the coming days we will need to discuss and examine MPs’ security and any measures to be taken, but for now, our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family, friends and colleagues.”