We at w4mp are shocked at the news that Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West has died from his injuries after having been attacked at his advice surgery this afternoon. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and staff at this awful time.
Members and their staff need to remain alert and be aware of their security. Please do read our guide here: https://w4mp.org/w4mp/w4mp-guides/guides-to-parliament/security-at-westminster-and-in-constituency-offices/ for information about the support which is available to you.
The Members’ Security Support Service (MSSS) provides guidance, advice and support to members of both Houses and their staff, about security away from the Parliamentary Estate. You can call them on 020 7219 2244 if you wish to discuss anything related to security and personal safety.
Further guidance can be found here:
The MSSS Sharepoint site: https://hopuk.sharepoint.com/sites/bct-MSG includes information on running a safe surgery, personal security advice, funded security measures, how to respond to intimidating behaviour.
Security away from Parliament, including at advice surgeries and in constituency offices: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Security/Members%20Security%20Advice%20bookletWEBVERSION.pdf