LUDLOW MP Philip Dunne has described the killing of Sir David Amess during a constituency surgery as ‘devastating.’

He has said the bond of accessibility between MPs and constituents must not be broken.

“Having taken some time to reflect over the weekend, I can say only that the tragic murder of Sir David Amess MP, is a devastating blow to all who knew him,” said Mr Dunne.

“That his life was taken while he was doing his job as a conscientious constituency MP, was an assault on us all, and in particular on the open democracy which we are proud to practice in this country.

“This is an utterly devastating event for the Amess family and the body politic. He was a good and decent man, in politics for all the right reasons.

“I know he would not want the tragic circumstances of his death to deflect or deter us from doing our jobs as MPs, nor break the bond that we gain from being readily accessible to our constituents.”