David Amess: Local politicians pay tribute after MP stabbed to death

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Local politicians have paid tribute to an MP who has died after being stabbed in Essex.

Conservative MP Sir David Amess was killed while meeting constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea this afternoon.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to the 69-year-old who sadly lost his life.

Hereford and South Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman said he was "devastated" by the news.

He said: "Devastating news about David Amess. Literally the nicest, gentlest of colleagues. RIP".

West Worcestershire MP Harriet Baldwin said: "I am numb with grief and shock at this awful, awful news about a very dear colleague. Words cannot express how heartfelt are my condolences."

Brecon and Radnorshire MP Fay Jones said: "The worst possible news. He went into the House in the same year as my dad.

"Not only a brilliant constituency MP, David was kind and funny to everyone he met.

"Truly terrible day. Heartfelt condolences to his family."

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