MPs’ security costs increased by nearly a third last year and could rise further following the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess, a watchdog has revealed. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) said the amount stood at £4.4 million for the financial year 2020/21, up from £3.4 million in 2019/20.
A woman whose death threats led to an MP's children fleeing their home in the middle of the night has been jailed for three and a half years. Sundas Alam threatened Bradford West's Naz Shah with a "bullet through the head" in a series of emails in 2021.
SOUTHEND West’s new Conservative candidate launched her campaign trail in Old Leigh. Ms Anna Firth will be the successor to the late Sir David Amess if she wins the by-election on February 3. Councillors, Conservative MPs James Duddridge and Mark François, and passers by joined her as she visited areas of Leigh on the weekend of January 8.
A former Cabinet Minister has said that his family has become increasingly aware of events around them in recent years as concerns about threats to MPs safety have increased. The killing of Sir David Amess in October 2021 came just five years after the murder of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, and has reignited discussions over whether enough is being done to keep politicians and their families safe from harm.
Priti Patel campaigns with Southend West candidate in Old Leigh PRITI Patel has thrown her support behind a late politician’s potential replacement after joining her on a campaigning tour of a Southend town. The Home Secretary visited Old Leigh on Saturday to join forces with Conservative Party candidate Anna Firth.
Residents will be going to the polls very soon A date has been set for a by-election in Essex in the constituency where an MP was stabbed to death. The by-election for Southend West - the constituency where Conservative MP Sir David Amess had served before he was killed in October last year - has been announced.
Theatre star, Lee Mead, to sing in tribute to Sir David Amess THEATRE star Lee Mead will be taking the stage to “sing a personal tribute” to Sir David Amess, saying the late MP “did so much to support art and culture in Southend”.
THE prospective Conservative candidate chosen to take on Sir David Amess’ seat has vowed to do everything she can to continue his legacy. was selected by the Southend West Conservative Association as their new Parliamentary candidate in December. In a leaflet now to be distributed across the Borough “in memory of Sir David,” she has described the late MP as an “inspiration”, continuing: “Like you I was shocked and horrified by the mindless murder of Sir David Amess, our countries finest constituency MP.
Stephen Timms: MP who was stabbed by woman in 2010 says he wants to meet her before she is freed from prison
A former minister who was stabbed by a woman more than 11 years ago has said he would welcome the opportunity to meet her as part of a "restorative justice process". Labour MP Stephen Timms said he had received a letter from Roshonara Choudhry, who is serving a life sentence for attempted murder, apologising for having stabbed him in the stomach at a constituency surgery in 2010.
A Labour former minister has said he would welcome the opportunity to meet the woman who stabbed him more than 11 years ago as part of a “restorative justice process”. East Ham MP Stephen Timms said he had received a letter from Roshonara Choudhry, currently serving a life sentence for attempted murder, apologising for having stabbed him several times at a constituency surgery in 2010.
She was 'shocked and saddened' by his death The new prospective Conservative MP for Southend West hopes to "carry on the legacy" of Sir David Amess in her by-election campaign. Anna Firth was selected by the Southend West Conservative Association as its Parliamentary candidate in December 2021, and will stand in a forthcoming by-election.
As part of our lookback on the year that has passed, it is clear to see that the colder months had their ups and downs for Wiltshire. Following the death of Sir David Amess on October 15, the need for more safety for people in the public eye was brought to attention widely.
The concert has been named 'He Built This City' A concert is set to be held in memory of Sir David Amess MP. Sir David was stabbed to death while attending a resident surgery in Leigh-on-Sea on October 15 this year at the Belfairs Methodist Church. The long-standing and much-loved MP for Southend West tragically died at the scene.
WESTCLIFF’s Cliffs Pavilion will be the stage for a special charity fundraising show celebrating the life of Sir David Amess. Musicians from the Music Man Project will take the stage on February 13 alongside other soon-to-be-announced performers to remember the much-loved MP in an inaugural Southend City Concert’ named “He Built This City,” in honour of the status the former town has been granted in recognition of the late MP’s works.
A NEW trial date for the man accused of murdering Southend West MP Sir David Amess has been set. Ali Harbi Ali is accused of fatally stabbing the Conservative MP to death during a constituency surgery in Leigh. Ali, 25, is also charged with preparing acts of terrorism between May 1 2019 and September 28 2021.
BBC requests Met Police support over growing fears of attacks on its top journalists following MP David Amess' death
BBC approaches Met Police amid fears of attack like Sir David Amess' death Goverment survey finds four in five UK journalists encounter abuse and violence One in three female journalists don't feel safe working in the UK, it uncovered In June, Newsnight political editor Nick Watt was hounded at anti-lockdown rally
BBC bosses have called on the Met to protect journalists amid fresh fears for safety following the death of MP Sir David Amess. Sir David was stabbed to death at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex in October. Ali Harbi Ali pleaded not guilty to murder at a pre-trial hearing.