There is no joy from the outcome of today, but I am glad justice has been served.
David was one of my best friends, both inside and outside of Parliament. Moreover, he was an amazing husband to Julia and father to his five children.
David was taken in an evil and violent manner and nothing can compensate for how such a warm and gentle man was so cruelly taken from us.
We will never forget David, a principled family man and Catholic as well as an exemplary parliamentarian, loved and respected by all four corners of the House.
He made an impression on everyone who met him and his passion for the issues he fought for will never be matched, from animal rights to making Southend a city and the sovereignty of Parliament.
Sir David Amess loved life, loved helping people and loved the city of Southend, to think he was murdered in such an appalling way whilst doing his job is hard to come to terms with.
He taught me so much about politics and Parliament, he was a staunch man, in his political beliefs and in his Christian faith. That is something we should all admire.
My thoughts are with Lady Julia Amess, their five children and their grandchildren. May he Rest in Peace.