15 October 2021 Council and democracy

Cross party statement on the death of Sir David Amess MP

From the leaders of the three political groups on Brighton & Hove City Council.
 
“On behalf of Brighton & Hove we send our condolences to the family and friends of Sir David Amess MP.
 
“Sir David was a very deeply respected public servant of many years.  The way in which he has died is appalling, killed in the community he represented, whilst simply doing his job. And while the accountability of politicians is important, like everyone else, they should be able to work in safety.” 
 
“Politics must be about discussion and debate. This senseless attack is an attack on democracy and is unacceptable.
 
“We repeat our commitment to unity. We stand together; strong in compassion with people from all faiths and backgrounds. Division and hatred drives people into committing acts of violence and terror. We will do all we can to not let this happen in our city.”
 
Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council and Convenor of the Green Group
Councillor John Allcock and Councillor Carmen Appich, Co-Leaders of the Labour Group
Councillor Steve Bell, Leader of the Conservative Group