I am devastated to hear the news that my friend David Amess has been murdered.

David was a colleague of mine for as long as I have been an MP, and I am struggling to imagine Parliament without him. I send my deepest condolences to his family during this dreadful time.

He was truly a credit to his constituency, his Party and to Parliament and I know that he will be sorely missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.