Murdered UK MP was Cayman friend

| 18/10/2021 | 10 Comments
Cayman News Service
Sir David Amess

(CNS): Sir David Amess (69), the veteran Conservative MP who was stabbed multiple times and killed during a constituency meeting on Friday, was a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cayman Islands. His murder has reignited the conversation in the UK about the safety and vulnerability of political representatives, a problem that Amess himself had raised in the wake of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016. Premier Wayne Panton offered his condolences to the family of the MP for Southend West who, he said, cared deeply for Cayman.

“This horrific tragedy is an affront to democracy and leaves us all shocked and very much saddened. Sir David cared deeply about the Cayman Islands and the other Overseas Territories. On behalf of the Government and people of the Cayman Islands, I wish to extend sincere condolences to Sir David’s family, friends and those who knew him.”

Amess was holding a constituency clinic in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, which his killer attended. The MP, who had served in parliament for 33 years, died at the scene where the suspect was also arrested. Ali Harbi Ali (25), a British National with Somali heritage, remains in custody under the terrorism act as the investigation continues.

Amess was a social conservative who never had a leading Cabinet job despite his many years in the Tory party. But as a back-bencher he sponsored a number of bills focused on areas such as animal welfare and the elimination of fuel poverty.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Such a tragedy! It doesn’t matter what end of the political spectrum you’re on, it’s still a tragedy and I pray for his family and friends!

  2. Anonymous says:

    So I agree, he was a great and moral man.

  3. Anonymous says:

    RIP, a man of diplomacy and of the highest calibre. His commitment to public service transcended party lines. Something some of our wannabe politicians will never hope to understand or attain. XXXX

    CNS: I deleted the stupid bit.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Tell the truth. He was a vocal critic of gay marriage AND more importantly vaccine passports.
    If I am lying delete my post, but if not respect free speech. PLEASE.

    CNS: You can see how he voted on various topics here, if that is what you want to discuss, rather than the fact that he was tragically murdered by, it is thought, a terrorist extremist while he was going about his business as an MP. Whether we agreed with his politics is not the main issue here.

  5. Anonymous says:

    RIP. First MP Jo Cox and now Sir Amess. MI5 needs to accept that the world has changed and Britain along with it, and adopt some US-style overt self-protection measures. At least for public figures. UK lifestyle isn’t the traditional fish & chips/bangers & mash and jolly pub life anymore. Increases in political hits, gun crime, gun trafficking cocaine trafficking, human smuggling…

    So much for globalization!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Lol the uk have always been, and still are an example to the United States.

      • Anonymous says:

        18 @ 9:16pm – Quite true, thankfully! Many US-type social trends have “eroded” UK lifestyles, but affording more protection to election officials is one that should willingly be considered.

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