Speaking today about the savage killing of Sir David Amess MP, Whitehouse Communications Chair, Chris Whitehouse, says: “I’m in a state of profound shock. David and I have worked together on campaigns since we both started in Westminster in 1983. He was always such a gentle and genteel man, exuding charm and genuine compassion in equal measure. Parliament, his party, and his family are all poorer for his passing. May he rest in peace, may perpetual light shine upon him, and may his family be consoled”.
Chris, who runs the Catholic Legislators’ Network of which Sir David was an active member, adds: “One of the most hilarious evenings of my life was when Sir David joined Lord Alton, Ann Widdecombe and me for a Bangladeshi supper after we had all endured Ann’s performance in the pantomime, Cinderella, in High Wycombe. He was a truly good friend to all three of us.”
Chris was interviewed about his friendship with Sir David by Andy Pierce on LBC. The recording can be found at this link, at 2hrs 38 minutes in. He was also interviewed on the Radio 4 Sunday Programme at 02.35 minutes in.
This short clip records the powerful remarks made in the House of Commons by Mike Kane MP, the Convenor of the Catholic Legislators’ Network, in the session held to pay tribute to the late Sir David.
The statement of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, about Sir David’s death can be found here.
There is more about David in a YouTube video which can be found here.