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Watch live: UK parliament pays tribute to murdered MP Sir David Amess

Boris Johnson will on Monday lead a special session in parliament to pay tribute to Sir David Amess, a Conservative MP stabbed to death in his constituency last week.

You can watch live on this page from 15:25 CEST.

Amess, 69, had been an MP for 40 years. He died on Friday after being stabbed multiple times as he held a meeting for his constituents.

A 25-year-old British man, Ali Harbi Ali, was arrested at the scene and is being held on suspicion of murder. Police say the suspect appears to have acted alone and may have had a “motivation linked to Islamist extremism”.

PM Johnson described Sir David as “one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics”.

Many MPs also paid tributes to their slain colleague, painting the picture of a hard-working, gentle and generous man.

Monday’s session in the House of Commons follows a three-week break and most of the scheduled business has been replaced by tributes to Sir David. That will be followed by a service at the medieval St. Margaret’s Church in the shadow of Parliament.

The government has ordered a review of MPs’ security following the attack on Friday. British politicians are protected by armed police when they are in parliament but generally are not given such protection when they meet with constituents in the districts they represent.

Many politicians say the amount of abuse they receive, both online and in-person, has soared in recent years.

Police in Wales said Monday they had arrested a 76-year-old man on suspicion of sending a death threat to Labour MP Chris Bryant, the latest in a string of threats to politicians.

Police have until Friday to question the suspect, and are working to determine what, if any, connection he had to Sir David and why he targeted the MP. The politician’s meeting with voters in the seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea was public and open to all.

Sir David’s family said in a statement that they were struggling to comprehend what had happened.

“We ask people to set aside their differences and show kindness and love to all,” said the politician’s wife and five children. “This is the only way forward. Set aside hatred and work towards togetherness.”

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