A passionate, dedicated and hard-working representative of the people of Southend
As a mark of respect for Sir David Amess MP, Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Rick Hylton, observed the one minute’s silence at 2.30pm today at Southend Fire Station. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Sir David’s family, friends and all those in the community who have been affected by his tragic death.
They then later visited Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Civic Centre to sign the Book of Condolence.
In his message, Roger Hirst said: “Dear David, you have been a passionate, dedicated and hard-working representative of the people of Southend for so long. You have truly shown us what a difference a Member of Parliament can make. I know how much you cared for the safety of your residents. On a personal note, thank you for all the guidance and challenge you have given me.
With deepest respect,
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
In tribute to Sir David, Rick Hylton said:
“Today we have paid tribute to Sir David Amess MP, following his tragic death on Friday. “Joining in a national silence we recognise that Sir David gave almost 40 years of service to the people of Essex and was a strong supporter of fire safety.
“Sir David played a key role in campaigning for sprinkler protection and improving building safety, and through his many years of work chairing the All Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group he contributed to saving lives and protecting properties.”
“Many fire colleagues across both Essex and nationally have worked closely with him, and today we have come together to pause, reflect and recognise the work he championed to keep his communities safe. “Our thoughts remain with David’s friends and family at this tragic time.”
For more information on how you can pay your respects to Sir David Amess, go to the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council website.