The Leader of the Opposition had forgotten that it is his duty to oppose, and sought instead to impose a high moral tone.
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To me, he was the original blue-collar Conservative, embodying the values of an Essex man – of decency and hard work.
“He was kind to everybody… He was adored in his constituency.” Rees-Mogg pays tribute to Amess.
And: How social media has soured political discourse. Plus: Why people who don’t come to constituency surgeries may be the ones most in need.
The Labour MP for East Ham speaks of an “unwavering ally on the government side” when he was defending the interests of the borough.
WATCH: ‘Rest in peace, my good friend, rest in peace’. Duddridge pays tribute to his constituency neighbour.
“He was sprightly, he was a secret gymgoer, a head full of floppy hair – I just felt there was more ahead of him than behind him.”
WATCH: Starmer – ‘I want to lean across and acknowledge the pain that’s felt on the opposite benches’
“Of course our differences matter… but today we’re reminded that what we have in common matter far more.”
WATCH: ‘He was also one of the nicest, kindest and most gentle individuals ever to grace these benches’
“We will not allow the manner of Sir David’s death in any way to detract from his accomplishments”, says Boris Johnson.
The Prime Minister will lead speeches of tribute to the former MP for Southend West later this afternoon.
MPs know only too well that there is a limit to the protection that they can receive – or create for themselves and their families.
Bim Afolami: MPs’ plight. Trolls, terrorists and thugs account for much of it. But some our problems are of our own making.
We need to stand up for the value of Parliament and of spending time there improving and working on legislation.
Experience suggests that killers motivated by Islamist extremism seldom act outside terrorist networks.
They talk about his political career, his book – and how Westminster has transformed since he was first elected in 1983.
Sir David Amess dies after stabbing attack. Parliamentarians pay tribute to a “compassionate” and “kind” MP.
All of us at ConservativeHome are shocked and saddened by the death of Sir David, who was stabbed multiple times in his constituency surgery today.
Why I and over a hundred of my parliamentary colleagues have backed a call for a more assertive policy towards the Islamic Republic.
Stanley Johnson and Eduardo Goncalves: The ban on trophy hunting must happen – and the legislation be fit for purpose
Ministers run the very serious risk of under-estimating the strength of feeling among Conservative voters on this issue.