MPs remember Sir David Amess

The final debate in the House of Commons before summer recess has been named the “Sir David Amess adjournment debate” in honour of the former MP for Southend West and Basildon who was killed in October 2021.

Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans paid tribute to Amess and his family, calling it an “honour” to open the first ever debate in his name.

Father of the House of Commons Sir Peter Bottomley told the House of the final word of Amess in the same debate last year, “make Southend a city”, but reminded MPs that while that has now happened, it was “at great cost to him”.