Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Essex, in what police are calling a terrorist incident. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack at a church in Leigh-on-Sea.

Boris Johnson has spoken of his shock and sadness at the loss of “one of the kindest” people in politics.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs “with immediate effect”, a Home Office spokesman said.

Sir David, 69, had been an MP since 1983 and was married with five children. He is the second serving MP to be killed in the past five years, following the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016.

She was killed outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, where she was due to hold a constituency surgery.

The investigation into the attack will be led by the Metropolitan Police’s specialist Counter Terrorism Command, who will determine whether it was a terrorist incident.

Mark Urban is joined by friends and colleagues of the late Conservative MP:

– Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Speaker of the House of Commons
– Paula Sherriff, Labour MP from 2015 to 2019.
– Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Father of the House of Commons.
– Shailesh Vara MP, Conservative.

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