Mayor of Wandsworth sends ‘heartfelt condolences’ to the people of Southend West

Published: Monday, October 18, 2021

Following the tragic death of Sir David Amess MP on Friday, the Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Richard Field has written to his constituency chairman to express his and the borough’s heartfelt condolences.

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On Saturday morning Cllr Field wrote to Cllr John Lamb, Chairman of the Southend West Conservative Association, on behalf of the people of Wandsworth, to express the borough’s “deepest sympathy to the family of Sir David Amess and your constituents”. Southend West was the constituency represented by Sir David.

He wrote: “We were greatly shocked like so many to hear of the untimely and tragic news of the death of a great politician. Sir David was an exemplary example of what a politician should be and a shining beacon of good democracy at work, serving and representing all of the people in his constituency and in Parliament.

“We send our heartfelt condolences and our prayers to his family and your constituents at this sad and tragic time. May he rest in peace. He will not be forgotten.”

Council leader Ravi Govindia also paid tribute to Sir David, saying he was “saddened and horrified to hear of the death of Sir David Amess MP. My most sincere condolences to his family, friends and constituents.”

He described the incident as “an attack on democracy”, adding “we must never allow our freedoms and values to be imperilled by such evil deeds.”