Leader of Thurrock Council pays tribute to Sir David Amess

THE Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, has paid tribute to Southend West MP Sir David Amess, who died following a violent attack at a constituency surgery this afternoon (Friday 15 October).

Cllr Gledhill said: “I was deeply saddened by this terrible news. I have met Sir David on a good number of occasions and it was a tremendous shock to learn of his death.

He was a fantastic MP, knowledgeable, funny and a true gentleman. 

His passing is a huge blow to the people of Southend, who he has loyally represented for many years.

“My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”

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