(CMR) Premier of the Cayman Islands Wayne Panton has expressed condolences to the family and friends of UK Member of Parliament Sir David Amess, who was killed on Friday.
The member of the Conservative Party was stabbed several times in an incident at his constituency clinic in east London and died at the scene earlier today. Essex police have arrested a 25-year-old man.
Sir David was a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cayman Islands. In that role, he extended to the Cayman Islands Government the opportunity to engage him in discussions on UK policy matters related to the Cayman Islands.
Premier Panton stated, “This horrific tragedy is an affront to democracy and leaves us all shocked and very much saddened. Sir David cared deeply about the Cayman Islands and the other Overseas Territories. On behalf of the Government and people of the Cayman Islands, I wish to extend sincere condolences to Sir David’s family, friends, and those who knew him.”
Sir David served as a Member of Parliament for 33 years and focused his efforts from the backbenches of the House of Commons, where he sponsored many parliamentary bills – many of which were focused on his keen interest in animal welfare and his ambition to eliminate fuel poverty. He received his knighthood in 2015 for political and public service.