SGGB and Bacta pay tribute to Sir David Amess MP

Sir David Amess SGGB and Bacta pay tribute
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The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain and Bacta have paid their respects to Sir David Amess MP, chair of the APPG on Fairs and Showgrounds, after his murder in Leigh-on-Sea on 15 October.


Both groups acknowledged the “shocking and very sad” circumstances of the member for Southend West’s death, while praising his dedication to the amusements and attractions industry.

“I know Sir David always put others first, including his constituents, as he did even today and this included us all; with his hard work with the APPG on Fairs and Showgrounds and his determination on our behalf, even as recently as this week, in his writing to the Chancellor for our benefit,” said SGGB president Philip Paris.

“Sir David’s continuous work publicly and behind the scenes, has made all the difference and will not be forgotten. Our success shall be part of his enduring legacy.”

Speaking on behalf of Bacta, CEO John White said “Sir David Amess MP was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Whatever your politics, he was courteous and listened to what you had to say.”

“As a seaside MP he championed Bacta’s causes and we were looking forward to seeing him at our Parliamentary Reception next month. His death is a personal tragedy and deeply felt across our democracy.”

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