2021: A round-up of this year’s politics

The Independent published this video item, entitled “2021: A round-up of this year’s politics” – below is their description.

From national lockdowns to the devastating loss of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, from local elections to Matt Hancock’s resignation following an affair with his aide, 2021 has been a tumultuous political year.

In January Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown for England, with people being ordered to stay at home while the country continued to grapple with the pandemic.

June saw Matt Hancock resign following CCTV capturing the Health Secretary kissing his closest aide.

Sir David Amess, an MP since 1983, was holding a constituency surgery in Essex when he was fatally stabbed multiple times.

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About This Source - The Independent

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Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess MP was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for Southend West from 1997 until his killing in 2021. He previously served as MP for Basildon from 1983 to 1997. He was a member of the Conservative Party. He was born and grew up in Essex.

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