Cheshire MP vows not to hide away after Sir David Amess murder

A Cheshire MP has said he will ‘remain accessible’ and ‘won’t hide away’ as he holds a surgery the day after the death of Sir David Amess.

Dr Kieran Mullan, who represents the Crewe and Nantwich constituency, posted on social media that he will be speaking to constituents in Crewe today (Saturday October 16).

This is despite not having a surgery scheduled but he said he wanted to be clear that he will still be accessible for residents.

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In a post on Facebook Dr Mullan said: “I didn’t have a surgery scheduled this weekend, but I will be at Crewe Market Hall today for an hour.

“There are unconfirmed reports that David’s killing was related to terrorism. It felt important for me to be clear that I will remain accessible and won’t hide away.

Sir David Amess MP was killed while meeting constituents
Sir David Amess MP was killed while meeting constituents
(Image: Daily Express)

“Feel free to say hello and I’ll have my laptop to take down any casework details!”

His message came a day after his fellow Conservative MP Sir David, who represented Southend West, was stabbed to death yesterday (Friday October 15) while he was meeting constituents in Leigh-on-Sea.

Essex Police confirmed that a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a knife was also recovered at the scene.

The investigation is being led by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Counter Terror Command.

Dr Mullan paid tribute to Sir David, saying: “I am so sad to hear that David Amess has been killed, stabbed at his constituency surgery, simply doing his job listening to residents.

“I really cannot over state what a nice man he was. He was a kind, softly spoken, gentle man. He went out of his way to tell new MPs like me he was always happy to help in any way he could.

“I was on the tube with him just a few weeks ago in London. A staff member of mine had been on a visit around fire safety with him. He went out of his way to pass on complements about them. Typical of his generosity of spirit.

“My thoughts are with his family. A huge loss.”

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