David Amess killing latest: MPs discuss security arrangements following death

Latest updates on the aftermath of the killing of the Conservative MP Sir David Amess on Friday

The home secretary, Priti Patel, said this morning “we need to close any gaps” in the safety arrangements for MPs (quotes from PA).

She said “there are practical measures” being taken around the safety of MPs and politicians, giving as examples “booking appointments in advance, checking the details of the individuals that you are seeing, checking the locations in advance that you are going to, making sure that you are not on your own. I could go on - there are other things, linked to policing and security as well.
“There are things already in place but I’m now very much, and Lindsay Hoyle the speaker of the House and I, with the police, and with others as well, we need to close any gaps basically where we feel that you know there are concerns.”

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