David Amess ( MP ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Political Party

David Amess ( MP ) was a British politician know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Political Party

David Amess ( MP ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Political Party
David Amess ( MP )
  Bio
Name David Amess
Birthdate ( Age) 26 March 1952
Place of Birth Plaistow, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Julia Arnold
Children Katie AmessSarah AmessDavid Amess Jnr
Parents James Amess and Maud
Education Bournemouth University
Profession Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Political Party Conservative Party
Net Worth $2.5 Million
Last Update October 2021

Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess  was a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Basildon from 1983 to 1997 and for Southend West from 1997 to 2021. 

A long-term and vocal Eurosceptic, he supported Brexit in the 2016 EU referendum and was a supporter of Leave Means Leave, a pro-Brexit campaign.On 15 October 2021, Amess was stabbed multiple times while holding his constituency surgery, and died at the scene of the attack.

Early Life and Family

He was born in Plaistow, Essex , to James Amess and Maud, and was raised Roman Catholic like his mother.Maud died on 12 October 2016 at the age of 104.

Amess attended St Anthony's Junior and Infant School, then St Bonaventure's Grammar School on Boleyn Road in Forest Gate and then Bournemouth College of Technology , where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and government.Amess taught at St John the Baptist Primary School in Bethnal Green for a year (1970–71), and then spent a short time as an underwriter before becoming a recruitment consultant.

David Amess Wife

David Amess Married with wife Julia Arnold.He and his wife Julia Arnold had one son and four daughters. Julia was a part-time caseworker for her husband.Their eldest daughter is actress Katie Amess.

David Amess Net Worth 

David Anthony Andrew Amess  was a British politician served as the Member of Parliament has an estimated Net Worth around $2.5 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

He contested the safe Labour Party seat of Newham North West at the 1979 general election, and the seat was retained by Labour's MP Arthur Lewis. In 1982, Amess was elected as a councillor to the London Borough of Redbridge.

The incumbent Conservative MP for Basildon, Harvey Proctor, moved to Billericay in the 1983 general election; Amess was selected to replace him and was elected Member of Parliament for Basildon on 9 June 1983.

Amess continued to serve both as an MP and a local councillor until 1986, when he stood down from Redbridge Borough Council to concentrate on his Westminster seat. He held his Basildon seat narrowly at the 1987 general election, in part by developing a significant personal following.

After the election, Amess was appointed a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Portillo, a position he held for ten years throughout Portillo's ministerial career. Amess held his seat again at the 1992 general election, which was the first sign that the Conservatives would unexpectedly win that election; the Basildon constituency was viewed as the make-or-break milestone.

Prior to the 1997 general election, there was a boundary review which divided the Basildon seat into two parts, which were added in to two neighbouring seats. At the time, Amess remarked that the Boundary Commission had ‘raped’ the town of Basildon by adding an extra seat there.Given his small majority, the new Basildon constituency was almost certainly going to be gained by Labour.

Amess thus decided to seek re-election elsewhere. In June 1995, Amess was selected for Southend West after the retirement of former Cabinet minister Paul Channon. He was consequently returned to Westminster again in the 1997. Angela Evans Smith won the newly drawn Basildon seat for Labour in 1997 by over 13,000 votes.

Amess served on the Health Select Committee from 1998 until 2007. Due to his role on the Health Select Committee, he became Chair of the Conservative Party Backbench Committee for Health in 1999.Amess was also a member of the Panel of Chairs, which comprises the chairman and two deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means, as well as ten Members nominated at the start of each session by the Speaker of the House of Commons.

In March 2018 Amess launched an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Endometriosis with the aim of raising awareness of the condition, and to investigate how those who suffer from endometriosis can get the support that they need. The group was chaired by Amess, with Emma Hardy, Jackie Doyle-Price and Hannah Bardell as vice-chairs.

Cause of Death

British lawmaker David Amess, a member of Boris Johnson's ruling Conservative Party, has died after being stabbed several times at a constituency meeting east of London.

Amess, 69, a Member of Parliament who represented Southend West in Essex, was attacked at around midday Thursday by a man who walked into a meeting with voters from his electoral district being held in a Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea."He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene," Essex police said.