Sir David Amess: Slough & Royal Borough personalities pay tribute
An outpouring of tributes from figures from Slough and Royal Borough followed the tragic death of Tory MP Sir David Amess.
The heartbreaking news of the death of Southend West in Essex MP Sir David Amess has garnered tributes nationwide.
Sir David has been reported to have been stabbed “on several occasions” while meeting with voters during regular surgery today.
It is understood that a man was arrested while a heavy police presence remains at the scene.
Since the terrible news, tributes have been pouring in nationwide. Personalities from Slough and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) joined in paying tribute to Sir David.
Former Prime Minister and Maidenhead Representative Theresa May wrote: âIt is heartbreaking to hear of the death of Sir David Amess. An honest man and respected parliamentarian, killed in his own community in the course of his public duties. A tragic day for our democracy. My thoughts and prayers are with David’s family.
It is heartbreaking to learn of the passing of Sir David Amess. An honest man and respected parliamentarian, killed in his own community in the course of his public duties. A tragic day for our democracy. My thoughts and prayers are with David’s family.
– Theresa May (@theresa_may) October 15, 2021
RBWM chief Cllr Andrew Johnson added: âAbsolutely terrible and tragic news regarding the death of MP Sir David Amess. A devoted civil servant and worker murdered for no reason while carrying out his duty as an elected official. My sincere condolences to his family and friends for their tragic loss. ”
Absolutely terrible and tragic news concerning the death of MP Sir David Amess. A dedicated, hard-working public servant, senselessly murdered in the line of duty as an elected official. My sincere condolences to his family and friends for their tragic loss.
– Andrew Johnson (@ andyj1979) October 15, 2021
Meanwhile, in Slough, Council Leader James Swindlehurst tweeted: ‘Shocked to learn of the passing of MP David Amess as he carried out his constituency duties upon hearing residents’ concerns during one of his surgeries. My thoughts and sympathies during this terrible time are with his family, friends and staff. ”
Shocked to learn of MP David Amess’s death while carrying out his duties in his constituency upon hearing concerns from residents during one of the surgeries. My thoughts and sympathies at this terrible time are with his family, friends and staff.
– James Swindlehurst (@SloughLeader) October 15, 2021
Slough MP Tan Dhesi said he was “numbed” by the death of his colleague, adding: “Given that he is not the first MP to be attacked so brutally in the service of his constituents, I really hope we can all act to eradicate the hatred, abuse and bile that infects our public discourse.
âWe need to learn to respect different opinions and increase compassion in our regime.
âHis smile and his sense of humor will be missing. My sincere condolences to his family. May he RIP.
After spending the last week with Sir David Amess, I am numb that a man of tremendous experience, intelligence and warmth has been blown away.
Members of Parliament must be able to serve without fear of being attacked.
His smile and his sense of humor will be missing. Sincere condolences to his family. Let it rip. pic.twitter.com/dD6dcLG07D
– Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP (@TanDhesi) October 15, 2021
And, Slough Tory leader Cllr Wayne Strutton wrote: ‘Such sad and devastating news that Sir David Amess has passed away. ”
Adding: “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his close colleagues and all who knew him as one of the true gentlemen of politics!” He will be sorely missed! ”
News so sad and devastating that Sir David Ammess died at the scene of his stabbing inside his constituency office! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his close colleagues and all those who knew him as one of the true Gentlemen of Politics! He will be sorely missed!
– Wayne Strutton (@LiberateSlough) October 15, 2021