PARLIAMENT officials will examine security measures for MPs and discuss future measures in the wake of Tory MP David Amess' death.

The 69-year-old, who has been an MP since 1983, was stabbed multiple times during a constituency surgery in Essex.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion. ofmurder after the incident, which took place at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea at midday on Friday.

The father-of-five is the second sitting MP to be killed in such circumstances in five years, following the death of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016 as she attended a constituency surgery.

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The tragedy has since re-ignited the discussion around security for represented officials. 

In tribute to Sir Amess, the House of Commons speaker said the issues would be discussed "in the coming days".

Sir Lindsay Hoyle said: “I am shocked and deeply distressed by the killing of Sir David Amess.

“David was a lovely man, devoted to his family, to Parliament and his Southend West constituency. He was well-liked by members and the staff alike, and during his almost four decades here, built a reputation for kindness and generosity.

“This is an incident that will send shockwaves across the parliamentary community and the whole country.

“In the coming days we will need to discuss and examine MPs’ security and any measures to be taken, but for now, our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family, friends and colleagues.”

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