Westminster News

Southend West MP helps open doors for guide dog owners this Christmas

Sir David Amess MP attended an event in Parliament run by the charity Guide Dogs to raise awareness of discrimination against guide dog owners. The MP for Southend West heard from guide dog owners about the impact of being turned away by businesses because of their dog.

£23M funding boost for Essex Police

Sir David Amess MP has welcomed an extra £23 million funding increase for Essex Police in 2019. The Southend West MP met with the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss the cash boost as part of the 2019 police funding settlement.

Sir David Amess MP marks International Human Rights Day

The Southend West MP attended Amnesty International's Annual Human Rights Day Reception on Wednesday 12th December to show his support for women around the world who are being attacked, threatened and even killed for defending their rights.

Sir David Amess backs campaign to end rough sleeping for good

The Southend West MP pledged to help end rough sleeping and make sure everyone can have a home for good at a St Mungo’s event in Parliament on Tuesday 4th December.Guests, including St Mungo’s clients, parliamentarians and charity representatives, met in the House of Commons to discuss the govern

Sir David raises UK-Maldives relationship in Parliament

On Thursday 29th November, the Southend West MP raised with the Government the state of diplomatic relations between the UK and the Maldives. The MP had earlier in the year been part of a delegation to observe and oversee the presidential elections in the country.