David Amess recalled being “kind” on the first anniversary of the murder.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY File photo dated 10/10/13 of Conservative MP David Amess with his Pugs, Lily and Boat at the Westminster Dog of the Year competition at Victoria Tower Gardens in London. Conservative MP Sir David Amess was reportedly stabbed several times during an operation in his Southend West constituency. Issue date: Friday October 15, 2021. PA Photo. See PA Story POLICE MP. Photo credit should read: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Sir David Amess was stabbed last year (Image: PA)

Liz Truss and Sir Keir Starmer reunited to honor Conservative MP Sir David Amess on the anniversary of his death.

Sir David, a longtime lawmaker for almost 40 years, was killed in front of his constituents on October 15 in the seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Ali Harbi Ali was sentenced to life in prison in April for the murder of the Southend West MP.

A year after his death, politicians from all walks of life paid their respects to Sir David.

The Prime Minister tweeted this morning: “On the anniversary of Sir David Amess’ death we honor his memory and remember his enormous contribution to politics, the people of Southend and the country.

“My thoughts today are with his wife Julia, the Amess family and everyone who knew and loved him.”

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Union leader Sir Keir added: “In memory of our friend and colleague David Amess on the 1st anniversary of his senseless death.

“David’s dedication to public service, executed with an innate, enduring kindness, will forever be admired.

“I am thinking of his wife and children and hope that memories of him will bring comfort.”

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson also paid tribute to Sir Davids.

Mr Johnson said: “On this sad anniversary of the death of Sir David Amess, we remember the many good things he stood for: campaigning for animal welfare, city status for Southend and independence for a sovereign parliamentary democracy.

“A legacy that shines bright.”

Boris Johnson said Sir David’s legacy will ‘shine’ (Image: PA)

Former Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “A year ago today, Sir David Amess, my dear friend was murdered. David was an outstanding officer full of kindness, energy and integrity.

“He was killed in public service in a senseless attack on democracy.”

Labor MP for Brent Central Dawn Butler said Sir David was a “friendly, dedicated civil servant”.

“His horrific murder was an attempt to divide us and incite fear. Let’s stand united against evil,” she tweeted.

Brendan Cox, whose wife Jo Cox, a Labor MP, was gunned down while meeting with voters in 2016, also praised Sir David.

“A year ago David Amess was killed trying to help his constituents,” he tweeted.

Politicians including former Prime Minister Boris Johnson also paid tribute (Image: Getty Images Europe)

“So much has happened in our politics since then, but for his family it will feel like yesterday.

“The grief, pain and shock will still be overwhelming. They deserve all the support and kindness we can give.’

Sir David, father of five, had long campaigned for Southend to become a town.

And his dream finally became a reality when he was posthumously made Southend’s first honorary citizen in March.

Now his successor, Anna Firth, is hoping to make Southend the next city of culture.

If approved by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Southend would host a kaleidoscope of cultural events for a year.

“We’re all coming together and brainstorming ways we can take Southend forward,” she said, the BBC reported.

“So what better legacy than fulfilling his dream and making us not just a city, but a city of culture.”

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