Slough MP pays tribute to Sir David Amess at BBC breakfast
Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi paid tribute to Sir David Amess on BBC Breakfast.
Sir David, who was the Tory MP for Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, was killed during a meeting with his constituents at a Methodist church on Friday 15 October.
Police have just arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of murder under the Terrorism Act.
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Speaking to BBC Breakfast on October 16, the MP for Slough called on the public to help “bring down the bile and abuse” against people in public life.
Mr Dhesi said: “Just last week we were all together. Twelve MPs visited Qatar. Sir David was the chairman of the multi-party delegation and he led that delegation with absolute gusto.
“Not only was he able to solve so many problems, but he made everyone feel like part of this delegation and he didn’t try to influence or dominate the debates… that was his character. .
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“It takes a very special person to be able to do this, and to bring everyone in, to harness each other’s potential as we seek to strengthen the bonds between our two countries.”
Twitter user @ MaureenNEC2021 wrote: “A big tribute to Sir David Amess from @TanDhesi on BBC Breakfast this morning, obvious to all that Sir David was respected and loved across the political spectrum. It’s so sad.”
The MP for Slough also traveled to Leigh-on-Sea to pay tribute to his fellow MP.
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