British lawmaker Sir David Ames stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents, dies

A British lawmaker was stabbed multiple times and succumbed to his injuries earlier today. A witness at the scene told Reuters that Sir David Ames was stabbed by a man who walked into a meeting that the lawmaker was conducting at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. He was stabbed as he was meeting voters in his constituency.

Essex police said that a man was treated by emergency services but he died at the scene, on Friday. They said that they had been called after they got reports of a stabbing at Leigh-on-Sea at 12:05 BST.

They also said that a 25-year old had been arrested after the incident on suspicion of murder and that a knife had been recovered from him. They said that they were not looking for anyone else.

In 2016, another lawmaker Jo Cox was shot dead by a man who was from the far-right. Cox had also been meeting people in her constituency and was killed outside a library in Birstall. This incident had stopped campaigning over the referendum vote on Brexit.

British Members of Parliament (MPs) often meet voters in their constituencies face-to-face. These meeting are called “surgeries” and are held in various locations across their constituencies. MPs rarely have a security detail, when conducting such meetings.

Ames has been a British Parliamentarian since 1983, when he won his seat from Basildon. He is one of the longest serving members of the House of Commons and is a member of Boris Johnson’s ruling party, the Conservative Party . He has served continuously although he has changed constituencies and was currently the MP for Southend West.

Sir David Ames was a champion of animal welfare and pro-life issues, according to a page on his website. According to the tributes that poured in from across the nation, he was a family man and was married and had five children. He was said to have a kind and amicable nature and had a helpful attitude towards all.

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