David Amess

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Amess in 2020

Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess (26 March 1952 – 15 October 2021) was an English politician. He was an MP for Southend West from 1997 until his assassination in 2021.

Life[change | change source]

He was born in Plaistow, Essex. He was a member of the Conservative Party. Amess was an MP for Basildon from 1983 to 1997.

Political life[change | change source]

Amess was a Eurosceptic. He supported Brexit in the 2016 EU referendum. He was also a supporter of Leave Means Leave, a pro-Brexit campaign.

Assassination[change | change source]

On 15 October 2021, Amess was assassinated by stabbing outside of a church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. He was 69 years old.[1] Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British citizen of Somali ethnicity who lives in London, was arrested at the scene. Islamic extremism is believed to have been the motive for the attack.[2] On 21 October 2021, Ali was charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Emes, Toby (15 October 2021). "MP Sir David Amess 'stabbed multiple times' at residents' surgery in Leigh". The Echo. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  2. "British MP's killer was referred to counter-terrorism scheme: Reports". The Straits Times. 17 October 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  3. Sir David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali charged with murder of MP

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