Following his death, tributes have poured in for Conservative Member of Parliament Sir David Amess.
On Friday, October 15th, Mr. Basu was attacked at his constituency surgery at a church in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, where he was knifed numerous times. He is now recovering in hospital.
A knife was found in the vicinity, and a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He was a Member of Parliament for Southend West for 24 years, from 1997 until his death, and previously represented Basildon as a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 1997.
Let’s learn a little more about the MP’s personal life following his unexpected death. Does he have any children?
Who is the wife of David Amess?
David’s wife is Julia Arnold.
She worked as a part time caseworker for her husband before his death.
Not much is known about her, but the pair were married for 38 years, since 1983.
They presumably lived together in David’s constituency, Southend-On-Sea in Essex.
Who is Julia Arnold?
Julia Arnold is the wife of David Amess who was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southend West from May 1997 until his death in 2021. He previously served as MP for Basildon from 1983 to April 1997.
On October 15, 2021, Amess was stabbed multiple times while holding a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea. He died from his injuries there on the same day. She was a part-time caseworker for her husband.
Her age is unknown. Her husband was born on March 26, 1952, in Plaistow, London, United Kingdom, and was killed on October 15, 2021. He was 69 years.
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David Amess Children
David Amess has five children with his wife Julia Arnold.
They have a son and four daughters: Katie, David, Sarah, Alexandra and Florence
David’s children are all adults, all over the age of 30.
His son David Jr was jailed for four years in 2005 for ‘wounding with intent’ after smashing a bottle of champagne over a man’s head in a nightclub.
David’s daughter Katie Amess is an English actress and model who has appeared in a number of adverts as well as the film Captain America: Civil War and CBS TV shows Bull and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
David Amess Death
Amess died on October 15, 2021, aged 69. He was stabbed multiple times while holding a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea. He died from his injuries there on the same day. According to BBC, the police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. They recovered a knife and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. A counter-terrorism team will lead the investigation.
Boris Johnson has spoken of his shock and sadness at the loss of “one of the kindest” people in politics.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs “with immediate effect”, a Home Office spokesman said.