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]
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. 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. On 21 October 2021, Ali was charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts.
References[change | change source]
- Emes, Toby (15 October 2021). "MP Sir David Amess 'stabbed multiple times' at residents' surgery in Leigh". The Echo. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
- "British MP's killer was referred to counter-terrorism scheme: Reports". The Straits Times. 17 October 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
- Sir David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali charged with murder of MP
Other websites[change | change source]
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- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live