A SHORT service and the observance of a minute’s silence in memory of Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, will take place in Centenary Square tomorrow at 1.30 pm

Sir David was killed on Friday carrying out his constituency work in Leigh–on-Sea.

He was stabbed to death in an incident that is being treated as terrorism.

The service, outside Bradford City Hall, will be led by the acting Canon Precentor at Bradford Cathedral, Philip Gray, and will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Shabir Hussain.

All are welcome to attend and pay their respects.

After the news of Sir David's death Cllr Hussain, said: “I am appalled to learn of this shocking and deplorable act; this is a very dark day for everyone. Our thoughts are, of course, with the family, loved ones and friends of Sir Amess at this dreadful time.”

Leader of Bradford Council, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, said: “I am so upset to hear of the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess MP. It is truly shocking. I cannot imagine how grief-stricken his family are. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Councillor Rebecca Poulsen, Leader of the Conservative Group on Bradford Council has said, “I’m stunned and mortified by what has happened. It is widely known that Sir David Amess MP was “one of the good guys” in British politics and I am struggling to comprehend that such a gentleman, who worked tirelessly for his constituents and took time out to speak to the most disadvantaged of people such as the homeless and even aided stray animals, has had his life ended in such a way.

It goes without saying that the thoughts of myself and my colleagues in the Conservative Group are with all those who are dear to him, at this saddest of times."