WITHAM MP and Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs.

A Home Office spokesman said the move came into force "with immediate effect", following the death of Southend West MP David Amess on Friday afternoon.

He died after being stabbed during a constituency surgery in Leigh on Sea.

Ms Patel paid tribute to her friend and fellow Conservative MP.

“I am devastated that we have lost Sir David Amess," she said.

"David was not only a fellow Essex MP, but a kind and loyal friend.

“David served the people of Southend with endless passion, energy and integrity.

"That he was killed while going about his constituency duties is heart breaking beyond words. It represents a senseless attack on democracy itself.

“Questions are rightly being asked about the safety of our country's elected representatives and I will provide updates in due course.

“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with David's family and friends.”