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Boris Johnson to lead special tributes to Sir David Amess in Commons TODAY


BORIS Johnson will lead a special tributes session to Sir David Amess in the House of Commons today.

The PM will make a statement in the Chamber today to pay tribute to the fallen MP, who was killed last week at his constituency surgery.

Boris left a floral tribute to the MP in Leigh-on-Sea at the weekend

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Boris left a floral tribute to the MP in Leigh-on-Sea at the weekendCredit: BorisJohnson/Twitter
Boris, Sir Keir Starmer, Priti Patel and Lindsay Hoyle visited the scene on Saturday

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Boris, Sir Keir Starmer, Priti Patel and Lindsay Hoyle visited the scene on SaturdayCredit: EPA
The killer of Tory MP Sir David Amess had previously been referred to a Government anti-terror scheme
The killer of Tory MP Sir David Amess had previously been referred to a Government anti-terror scheme

A string of other MPs are expected to also pay their respects and remember their colleague in a special debate.

And afterwards, the PM and Speaker of the Commons will lead a procession to the nearby St Margaret’s Church in Westminster.

It comes as MPs revealed the level of extreme threats against them for doing their jobs.

The suspect – who is still in police custody – was named at the weekend as Ali Harbi Ali.

Old pals told The Sun that he was radicalised watching Anjem Choudary on YouTube.

The Sun exclusively revealed that police said they had discovered Islamist material on his phone following the fatal stabbing.

The 25-year-old, who is a British national with Somali heritage, is not thought to have been previously known to the security services.

The suspect was arrested on Friday at a Methodist church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, where the MP for Southend West had been meeting constituents.

It is believed David Amess’s suspected killer had been waiting calmly before stabbing the Conservative politician 17 times – only to then sit silently waiting for police to arrive.

Sir David was also reported to have received an “upsetting threat” just days before his murder – after revealing his family paid a “big price” for his job as an MP.

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In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police, Sir David’s family said they are “absolutely broken” after he was attacked while meeting constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

They said: “Strong and courageous is an appropriate way to describe David. He was a patriot and a man of peace.

“So, we ask people to set aside their differences and show kindness and love to all. This is the only way forward. Set aside hatred and work towards togetherness.

“Whatever one’s race, religious or political beliefs, be tolerant and try to understand.

“As a family, we are trying to understand why this awful thing has occurred. Nobody should die in that way. Nobody.”

Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle says he would like to see Sir David Amess’ coat of arms put up in the House of Commons.

Speaking to Times Radio he confirmed there would be a chance for MPs to pay tribute to Sir David when the House of Commons sat in the afternoon.

Serving MPs who are killed in action while in office have traditionally been given the honour of having their coat of arms placed on the walls of the debating chamber.

It originally started as a tribute to MPs who were killed fighting in wars but now it is a tribute to anyone who is killed on the job.

The last person to receive the honour was Jo Cox with a plague designed by her children.

Sir David Amess with his wife Julie at daughter Alexandra's wedding with his other girls as bridesmaids
Sir David Amess with his wife Julie at daughter Alexandra’s wedding with his other girls as bridesmaids
Boris paying tribute to the fallen MP on Saturday

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Boris paying tribute to the fallen MP on SaturdayCredit: AFP
Tributes at the place he was killed last Friday

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Tributes at the place he was killed last FridayCredit: AFP





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