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Tribute to Sir Teddy Taylor

I first met Sir Teddy when as a young man, before I got into Parliament, I was invited to campaign for him in the Southend East & Rochford by election of 1980. I was sent to the home of the former Mayor of Southend, Mrs Joan Carlisle and she and I went and canvassed for Teddy. 

Sir David calls on Chancellor to Keep Pubs Afloat

Southend West MP Sir David Amess has joined with representatives of the UK's beer drinkers, pub goers, brewers and publicans to urge the Chancellor to keep pubs afloat in the Autumn Budget.

Value Our Oceans! Local MP Heralds the Importance of Maritime UK

On Wednesday 13th September, Sir David Amess attended a parliamentary reception in the Terrace Pavilion endorsing the UK’s maritime domain. Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping ports, marine and business services industries to promote the sector, push policy and drive growth. 

Sir David meets RSPCA inspectors in Parliament

Sir David Ames MP has started the new Parliamentary term highlighting the importance of animal welfare by meeting with the RSPCA and their inspectors at the House of Commons.

Politicians wear it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, has shown his support for Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to raise vital funds for breast cancer research.