LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the sad death of Sir David Amess MP.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sir David Amess MP. On behalf of the whole of local government, I send our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this extraordinarily difficult time.

“David was a dedicated MP who worked tirelessly for his constituents and on behalf of everyone in Parliament. As Chairman of the Fire and Safety APPG, he also worked hard alongside many, including councils, to try and improve fire and building safety - a crucial piece of work for so many.

“Everyone in public life should be able to go about their daily business without fear of attack. To lose his life in such terrible circumstances is tragic.”