Tragic death of Conservative MP represents a sad day for democracy

Responding to horrifying murder of Conservative Member of Parliament, Sir David Amess, Oldham Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE has made the following comments: “This is indeed another sad day for democracy. No one in elected office should have to fear carrying out their duties or meeting the people they represent. Sir David is the second MP to be murdered in just over five years, whilst, like the late Jo Cox MP, attending an advice surgery specifically to listen to, and support, his constituents in Southend.”

“My thoughts and prayers are with Sir David’s family and friends to whom I express my sincere condolences.”

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