Tributes paid to ‘true gent’ Tory MP Sir David Amess after death following Leigh stabbing | ITV News

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Tributes have poured in for “true gent” Conservative MP Sir David Amess who has died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Leigh.

The 69-year-old, who has been an MP since 1983, was stabbed several times during a “very distressing” incident in Essex.

Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the stabbing.

Tributes have poured in from across the political divide for the politician who was described as a “friend to everyone”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said all our hearts are filled with “shock” and “sadness”, as he reacted his colleague’s death.

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