Local News

Local MP’s Annual Tea Party for Centenarians Given Date For 2018

Local MP Sir David Amess announced the date of this year’s Centenarians’ Tea Party today. Due to take place on Sunday 7th October at Iveagh Hall, Leigh-on-Sea, the event will be the 13th annual tea party for residents aged 100 and over organised by Sir David.

Southend West Resident Turns 100

On Wednesday 29th August, Sir David visited one of his constituents in Leigh-on-Sea to join in their 100th birthday celebrations. The MP for Southend West was delighted to join Mary Dixon with her friends and family at her house to mark the special occasion.


Proms in Priory Park

On Saturday 1st September, the Mayor and Mayoress of Southend will be hosting Proms in Priory Park in the Gardens of Prittlewell Priory and later in the Great Hall. The event will see a dazzling array of international and local musicians providing entertainment for those in attendance.

MP Attends Local Shabbat Service to Honour Volunteer

On Saturday 4th August, Sir David visited Southend and District Reform Synagogue to attend a special Shabbat service. The service was held to honour Della Carr for her 40 years of volunteering at Reform Synagogues across the UK.

Leigh Lions Hold Mid-Summer Sports Day & Fun Festival

The Leigh Lions held their annual mid-summer sports day and fun festival at King John School on Saturday 28th July.


Southend West MP Sir David Amess was delighted to join members of Leigh Lions and other community groups at the festival.


Sir David Joins Patti Boulaye on New Talk Show

Southend West MP Sir David Amess was a guest on ‘Life with Patti Boulaye’, the new TV chat show, on Thursday 26th July.


The MP was delighted to join Patti Boulaye on her new show alongside Rula Lenska to discuss his life story and how he made it to his position now.


Sir David Joins Local Constituent to Celebrate Her 103rd Birthday

On Friday 27th July, Sir David joined one of his constituents to celebrate their 103rd birthday. Cathleen Mansfield, who resides at Catherine Miller House in Leigh-on-Sea, turned 103 the day before and the MP for Southend West was delighted to congratulate her special birthday.