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Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West (9 Jun 1983 – 15 Oct 2021)


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Safe Hands Funeral Plans (12 May 2022)

John Glen: ...), and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough (Andrew Jones) for raising his constituent’s case. I take this opportunity to remember our former colleague Sir David Amess. He was a friend to many of us here today, and he cared very much about helping people manage the financial impact of funerals. I thank hon. Members who have campaigned over the past few years...

Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice (11 May 2022)

Priti Patel: ...last year would have been a disaster, had it not been for the incredible quick thinking and courage of the taxi driver involved on the scene. The terrible murder of our dear friend Sir David Amess was shocking, but not without precedent. We have worked closely together, Mr Speaker, to tighten security for Members, and we will continue to do so, and this Government will continue to work...

Debate on the Address: [1st day] (10 May 2022)

Matt Western: ...) back in her place earlier, and to hear the very good maiden speech by the new hon. Member for Southend West (Anna Firth). We have been reminded of the three good colleagues we have lost: David Amess, James Brokenshire, whose memorial service took place yesterday, and, of course, our own Jack Dromey. They are all missed. I intended to say a few words about the Prime Minister, but I will...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day): Motion for an Humble Address (10 May 2022)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...that we are, I am afraid, once again in turbulent times. The past year has been challenging for our parliamentary community in many ways. I will take a moment to particularly remember Sir David Amess MP, who died serving his constituents. A veteran parliamentarian of almost four decades, he was admired across both Houses for his good humour, kindness and dedication to public service. I...

Emergency Services: Ministers of Religion - Question (26 Apr 2022)

Lord Moylan: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend and the Government on taking action on this delicate matter, which came to prominent attention at the time of the tragic murder of Sir David Amess. I welcome the new guidance. It recognises explicitly the convention rights of both the dying and their families in these emergency crime scenes. But it remains, as my noble friend says, entirely an...

Online Safety Bill (19 Apr 2022)

Mark Francois: My right hon. Friend will know that, last Wednesday, the man who murdered our great friend Sir David Amess was sentenced to a whole-life term. David felt very strongly that we need legislation to protect MPs, particularly female MPs, from vile misogynistic abuse. In his memory, will she assure me that her Bill will honour the spirit of that request?

Easter Adjournment (31 Mar 2022)

Mark Spencer: ...I have probably less than a minute per contribution, but I will of course do my very best to get through as much as I can. I cannot really proceed any further without making reference to Sir David Amess. A number of speeches today have made reference to David’s past contributions in this debate and the fact that we should refer to the summer recess debate as the David Amess debate....

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Work of the Home Office (31 Mar 2022)

Priti Patel: ...to substantial down from severe. Whilst positive, the security landscape remains complex, volatile and unpredictable as the attack outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital and the killing of Sir David Amess sadly reminds us. The Home Office continues in its efforts, working with operational partners, to build improvements into the UK’s counter-terrorism response. Enabling the legitimate...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (24 Mar 2022)

Nigel Huddleston: I pay tribute to Sir David Amess for his work championing Southend, which now continues. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Anna Firth), who is keen to support the bid for 2029. We have just announced the final four for 2025. She makes some good suggestions, and we want the application process to be as open as possible. We will provide whatever help we can, and I am happy...

Commonwealth Day — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (15 Mar 2022)

Amanda Milling: ...Chamber, and I will do my best to deal with the points they have made, but I want to begin by mentioning one colleague who has been sorely missed during today’s debate: our dear friend, Sir David Amess. Sir David was a passionate advocate for the Commonwealth, and he took part in last year’s debate with his customary good humour, insight and conviction. As Minister for Asia, I had the...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Coastal Communities (10 Mar 2022)

Rebecca Pow: ...my hon. Friend for that question and welcome her to her seat. How wonderful that she has chosen DEFRA orals to ask her first question. That is very fitting, because I think the wonderful Sir David Amess never missed DEFRA questions. She is going to be a great spokesman for her area on this front. She makes a good case for the importance of keeping our waters healthy. In terms of fishing,...

Rape and Sexual Violence (8 Mar 2022)

Tim Farron: ...girls, angry is that we see precious little action. I am trying to be sensitive in what I say here. In my time as a Member of Parliament, we have lost two precious colleagues in Jo Cox and David Amess, and we grieve them and miss them. The response of the authorities, the security services and the police to those horrific murders was to strengthen our security; we see police turning up at...

Health and Social Care: Kettering General Hospital (1 Mar 2022)

Edward Argar: ...visit my hon. Friend’s constituency. He is a forceful advocate for that constituency and for his hospital, as indeed—if I may slightly crave your indulgence, Mr Speaker—was the late Sir David Amess. Today is the day that Southend-on-Sea officially becomes a city, so I just wanted to shoehorn that into the record. On my hon. Friend’s point, we will do everything we can to expedite...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: After Clause 54 - Accountability of public authorities: duties on police workforce (28 Feb 2022)

Kit Malthouse: .... I am sure that all hon. Members will recall vividly how proceedings in St Margaret’s church were intruded on by protesters’ noise when we were paying our respects to our colleague Sir David Amess. I am not sure we could call that intrusion damaging; if anything, it made us sing all the loudly and filled the church with an air of defiance as we mourned. However, we have to reflect on...

Scottish Parliament: Online Safety Bill (23 Feb 2022)

Jamie Greene: One of the proposals in the online safety bill is to be David’s law, which is named after Sir David Amess—a public servant who paid the ultimate price as a result of hatred. I hope that, in a spirit of co-operation, the Scottish Government will look favourably on any such proposal. I ask the cabinet secretary to ensure that his officials will work closely with UK Government officials on...

Endometriosis Workplace Support — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (9 Feb 2022)

Jim Shannon: ...the issue again and to seek what we hope will be a positive response from the Minister. Like the hon. Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell), I wish to put on the record that I remember Sir David Amess, who was the chair of the APPG on endometriosis and whom we greatly miss. Like others, I remember his family dearly in my prayers, given the gaping loss in their lives. I am honoured to...

Down Syndrome Bill (4 Feb 2022)

Selaine Saxby: ...speech, we have “far more in common than that which divides us.”—[Official Report, 3 June 2015; Vol. 596, c. 675.] Today, many colleagues have referenced our fallen colleague, Sir David Amess, which is so timely the morning after the election of his successor for the city of Southend; we all look forward to welcoming her to the House next week. We hoped it would usher in an era of...

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill: Clause 1 - Offences relating to glue traps in England (4 Feb 2022)

Jane Stevenson: ...the years, including on puppy smuggling and live animal exports, and I am proud to join the large number of MPs pushing for better animal welfare. At this point, I want to pay tribute to Sir David Amess. The last time I saw him, we discussed the Bill at an event for the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation at our party conference where he was promoting Beatrice’s Bill: an end to hen...

Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill (4 Feb 2022)

Victoria Prentis: ...and attentive work on this excellent Bill, and congratulate him on steering it through the House. As he and other hon. Members have mentioned, this is an occasion when we feel the loss of David Amess very sharply, although of course we also look forward to welcoming the new MP for Southend West following her election last night. We have heard some excellent speeches this morning. My hon....

Holocaust Memorial Day (27 Jan 2022)

Eddie Hughes: ...when hatred, intolerance, prejudice and antisemitism are left unchallenged. That very hope was echoed during last year’s Holocaust Memorial Day debate, when our hon. Friend the late Sir David Amess said: “I simply do not understand and have never understood antisemitism. The most important lesson from the holocaust is that although we cannot police the world, it is simply not...


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