On behalf of the Bylines Network, Yorkshire Bylines would like to express our deep condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Conservative MP Sir David Amess who was killed whilst out meeting his constituents yesterday.
MPs are the first port of call for many and the last bastion of hope for others. They are central to a functioning democracy. They are vital to our civil society and choose to do a job that is not easy. This is tragic on so many levels – this morning we are all the poorer for the death of David Amess.
The murder of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox should have been a turning point. Sadly and tragically we are here again. We must protect that which is right and good and just in our society.
“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”.