The MP for Bracknell has said he is ‘devastated’ by the news of the death of fellow MP Sir David Amess.

Sir David was stabbed multiple times and died of his injuries while conducting a constituency meeting with members of the public in Essex.

James Sunderland, the Conservative MP for Bracknell, has said he is ‘devastated’ by the news.

Sir David was a fellow Conservative MP.

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Reacting to the news to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, Mr Sunderland said: “Devastated to hear about Sir David Amess. He was a wonderful colleague. My deepest sympathies to all his family and friends.”

Gerry Barber, the Chairman of the Bracknell Conservative Association added: “I am deeply saddened by todays tragic event. Sir David was a popular MP and admired and respected by many. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.”

It has been reported that Sir David Amess, an MP since 1997, was stabbed multiple times and died of his injuries in the town of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.

Sir David died aged 69.