Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

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Following the death of Sir David in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday, the PM has been joined by politicians across the spectrum in paying tribute to the veteran MP. Sir David died after being stabbed at a constituency surgery. A man, 25, has been arrested in a terrorism investigation.

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: 'A fine parliamentarian and a much-loved colleague and friend', Boris Johnson said. Pic: Number 10

Leading politicians and local figures are among those who have left moving tributes to Sir David Amess, following the death of the 69-year-old.

Those paying their respects to the Southend West MP at the scene of his killing include Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Home Secretary Priti Patel and numerous constituents.

Live updates: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Conservative MP stabbed to death

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: The prime minister went to Leigh-on-Sea this morning. Pic: Number 10

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also laid flowers at the scene of Sir David's death. Pic: Number 10

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Tributes left to Sir David Amess outside the Conservative Party Association in his constituency

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Sir David was first elected to parliament in 1983

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Tributes left to Sir David outside the Houses of Parliament

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Constituents have also been leaving tributes

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Sir David was known for playing an active role in his community and championing local causes

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: He was a well known figure in Southend and Leigh-on-Sea

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Home Secretary Priti Patel were also in Leigh-on-Sea this morning. Pic: Number 10

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Tributes left to Sir David Amess outside the Conservative Party Association in his constituency

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: Essex Police Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington, right, and Roger Hirst, police fire and crime commissioner for Essex, paying their respects to Sir David Amess. Pic: Essex Police

Sir David Amess murder: Moving tributes left to 'much-loved colleague and friend'

Image: A tribute laid for the MP written by Essex Police Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington. Pic: Essex Police

Terrorism police are investigating the incident, and a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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