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Sir David Amess death: Gedling borough MPs and councillors pay tribute

The 69-year-old MP was attacked earlier today at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea with a 25-year-old man arrested at the scene by police on suspicion of murder.

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An outpouring of tributes from Gedling borough figures has followed the tragic death of Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

The 69-year-old MP was attacked earlier today at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea with a 25-year-old man arrested at the scene by police on suspicion of murder.

Cllr John Clarke (Lab), leader of Gedling Borough Council, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “First and foremost condolescenes. He might have been a different political colour but he is a human being doing his job. I am absolutely appalled by the news.”

Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East (Lab), said: “Horrific news. My thoughts are with David Amess, his family, friends and office staff.”

Tom Randall, MP for Gedling (Con), told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “I’m shocked, completely shocked at this horrible news.  Sir David was a committed MP; decent and kind. He will be much missed.”

Deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne tweeted: “He was just doing his job. So utterly heartbreaking.”

Ernehale councillor Councillor Roxanne Ellis tweeted: “Horrific news about David Amess. He was doing his job and serving his constituents at a surgery. My thoughts go out to his family and friends at this awful time.

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