David Amess

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Amess in 2020

Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess (26 March 1952 – 15 October 2021) was an English politician.

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. He was then an MP for Southend West from 1997 until his assassination in 2021.

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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