House of Commons pays tribute to murdered Tory MP Sir David Amess
Sir David, a Tory MP for nearly 40 years, was stabbed to death during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, in October 2021.
The plaque was unveiled by Sir David’s wife, Julia Amess, at a ceremony attended by her mother Faith Arnold, daughter Katherine, Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
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Sir David’s coat of arms features five red roses, representing his children and his love of gardening, and two Talbot dogs, representing animal rescue, a cause he championed, and Bournemouth University, his alma mater.
Lady Amess said she chose the motto His Light Remains, featured just below the shield, because “wherever I go, I am reminded of him in some way. Someone he has helped, a charity he has supported and people whose lives he touched”.
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