The British Conservative MP David amess, 69, was stabbed to death on Friday while attending voters in the county of Essex (southeastern England), according to British media.
Essex Police has arrested a 25-year-old man, prime suspect in the murder.
The attack took place in a Methodist church, during an encounter that was interrupted by a man armed with a knife, according to the Sky News television network.
These types of acts with citizens are relatively frequent among UK legislators and Amess himself had promoted it on his social networks, along with an email address and a telephone number to manage the reservation of appointments.
Precisely before a similar forum, the Labor deputy was assassinated in June 2016 Jo Cox, 41 years old. The author of the crime, Thomas Mair, linked to the extreme right, was sentenced to life imprisonment at the end of the same year.
Cox was the first British lawmaker to be assassinated during her tenure since 1990, when Conservative Ian Gow was killed in a car bomb attack claimed by the IRA.
David Amess, one of the oldest MPs in the House of Commons
The assassinated “Tory” MP was one of the oldest MPs in the House of Commons, in which he had held a seat since 1983.
Deceased aged 69, Amess represented the Southend West constituency for the Conservative Party in the Lower House, where in recent decades he stood out for his stance against aboto in the 1997 legislation and for his early public defense of the departure of the Kingdom. Union of the European Union (EU).
Before the 2016 Brexit referendum, he expressed his preference for breaking away from the EU bloc, even though the moderate wing of the Conservative Party and much of London’s political establishment advocated permanence.
Since then, he has been part of the “Leave Means Leave” campaign, which during the years that negotiations with Brussels lasted to define the terms of Brexit put pressure on the United Kingdom to leave not only the EU, but also the community market, the customs union and other European bodies.
On his official website, MP “Tory” highlighted that his main areas of interest in politics were “animal welfare” and “pro-life” measures.
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