1 June 2023

David Amess: Tribute by Hair & Barber Council

As Vice-Chair of The Hairdressing, Barbering and Cosmetology APPG, Sir David Amess was an ardent supporter of the work of this group and a staunch believer in the regulation of our sector.

Sir David Amess

“As we all now know, Sir David Amess died after a stabbing incident during a constituency surgery. This was taking place in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex,” comments Keith Conniford, Registrar – The Hair and Barber Council. “An experienced parliamentarian for over four decades, Sir David was also the nicest of men; he firmly believed in the many causes he challenged and in the compassion of mankind.

“This tragic and completely senseless death was terrible for us all to hear. It is so very shattering for his wife and family to whom our hearts and thoughts go out to. In a statement, his wife and children said: ‘Strong and courageous is an appropriate way to describe David, he was a patriot and a man of peace’. It will be many months before we know why he was the target. We can only wonder why his life was taken from him and his family so wickedly.

“On behalf of us all at The Hair and Barber Council, our committees, and members and indeed the hair, barber, and beauty industry, rest in peace Sir David and thank you for the committed and amazing service you gave to our country, your constituency and to our sectors All Party Parliamentary Group, you will never be forgotten.

Find out more about The Hair & Barber Council: www.haircouncil.org.uk


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