PCC Statement - Sir David Amess MP
I am shocked and saddened by the death of Sir David, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this terribly difficult time. He was a highly respected and dedicated politician who died while meeting and trying to help other people.

A true public servant until the end, he will be remembered for the countless lives he improved through his tireless work in serving his constituents.

We must not allow our hard won democratic freedoms and rights to be hampered or curtailed by the fear of violence or intimidation. Across the country, including in Hertfordshire, there will be many who are concerned for the safety of our MPs.

I wish to reassure them that Hertfordshire Police have contacted every Hertfordshire Member of Parliament individually to review their security arrangements and provide advice and reassurance around public events. The personal and direct communication between the public and Members of Parliament is a cornerstone of our democracy and must be preserved.

David Lloyd
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire