Sir Chris Chope on Sir David Amess (excerpt from the Daily Echo)
MP Sir Chris Chope has paid tribute to his close friend and colleague, who were both first elected at the same time nearly 40 years ago.
“David and I were first elected in 1983 so with his passing, there are only five of us left in parliament who were elected back then.
We were good mates and he and I shared a love and appreciation for Margaret Thatcher.
I want to say how sorry I am for his wife and family and the two-party assistants that were there at the time. The whole thing is so sad."
When asked whether face-to-face meetings should be temporarily stopped or continued, Mr Chope said
“I am very much in the latter category. We should carry on and not be intimidated by this incident. It is what he would have wanted.
There have been a number of these sorts of grotesque incidents, but it doesn’t mean that our constituents should not have access to speak to their MPs.”
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