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‘Business as usual’ for Gedling politician and councillors after murder of Sir David Amess MP

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, asked police forces nationwide on Saturday to review security arrangements for MPs.

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Gedling’s MP and Borough Council members will not be taking extra precautions after the murder of Sir David Amess MP.

The veteran MP of 38 years for Southend West was stabbed to death at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday.

The Metropolitan Police have since declared their investigation into the incident is terror related.

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, asked police forces nationwide on Saturday to review security arrangements for MPs.

Sir David Amess
PICTURED: Sir David Amess

MP for Gedling, Tom Randall, said: “While this is[…] a very important issue, I am not going to discuss the details publicly.

“Generally speaking, I’m continuing my planned activities in the constituency as before.”

Mr Randall’s last public engagement saw him visit Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a Colwick technology firm, on October 13.

In addition, a spokesperson for Gedling Borough Council said: “There are no changes to our existing arrangements for Councillors”

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, called for a “fresh start” to national politics this morning, where “hate and nastiness” are driven out.

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