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Southend MP marks canonisation of English Cardinal

Sir David Amess, along with a delegation of MPs, joined the Prince of Wales to attend the canonisation of Cardinal Newman at an open-air service in Rome. The ceremony was led by Pope Francis and took place at the Vatican on Sunday 13th October.

Southend MP speaks in Queen’s Speech debate

On Monday, 14th October, the Queen formally opened the new Parliamentary session. Following the longest session since the English Civil War, Members of Parliament from all political parties were keen to see the Government set out a fresh domestic agenda.  

Sir David Amess says 'Vote for Joe!'

Local singer Joe Palmer has reached the live finals of Factor Essex Series 10 and Sir David is backing him to go all the way and win. Joe performed in Speaker's House at the House of Commons for Sir David's 35th anniversary reception and wowed the guests.

Essex Police to receive 135 new officers

Following the Government’s commitment to recruit an additional 20,000 Police Officers in the UK, figures have been released outlining the first wave recruitment targets.  

Sir David celebrates 100 years of Essex Scouts

In 1919, the movement which was started by Robert Baden-Powell commenced its work in Essex. On Sunday 6th October, Scouts from across the County gathered at a Gala meal in Chelmsford to mark the centenary.   

Southend West MP meets Charities Aid Foundation

Sir David Amess MP met with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) at the Conservative Party Conference this week to hear about the essential role that charities play in bringing communities together.  

Sir David speaks in women’s mental health debate

World Mental Health Day will be marked on 10th October and on Thursday 3rd October, Southend West MP Sir David Amess spoke in the House of Commons on the subject of women’s mental health.