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Councillor Julian Ware-Lane RIP

I was much saddened to learn of Julian’s death. He had borne his illness with immense courage. It was most humbling to meet and see him talking about his illness, with not so much as a shred of bitterness. Nevertheless, the town has lost a first-class public servant.

Southend West MP joins in Tamil New Year Celebrations

Sir David Amess joined in the celebrations of the Tamil New Years and Harvest festival at a special event on Sunday 13th January. Organised by the Southend Tamil Association, the event brought together communities to celebrate the Pongal festival.

Southend West MP speaks in Christmas Adjournment Debate

As the House of Commons rose for the Christmas recess, Sir David spoke in the final debate in Parliament before the New Year. In the annual Christmas Adjournment debate on Thursday 20th December, Sir David raised a variety of local and national issues.

Sir David's Christmas Message

I never forget that those who I represent in Parliament are real people, by which I mean, each life faces a challenge.

Sir David Amess spreads festive cheer with annual Christmas visits

On Friday 14th December, the Southend West MP spread joined in the festivities across the constituency with his annual Christmas visits. Starting the day dressed as Santa Claus, the MP surprised the children at Southend Hospital Children’s Ward and Fair Havens Hospice with presents and toys.