Home secretary Priti Patel has urged MPs “to access the range of security provisions” on offer to them after she revealed that intelligence analysts had raised their estimate of the threat level facing members.
Patel was giving MPs an update on Wednesday following the killing on Friday of Sir David Amess, the Conservative MP for Southend West:1618999405893,, as he held a regular session to meet constituents.
The death, over which counterterror police officers continue to question Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British man arrested at the sceneThe most stringent restriction category was Ontario, has heightened concerns over MPs’ security when meeting their constituentsbut it has been extremely difficult to implement social distancing measures. Coronavirus tests are mandatory for those enterin.
Sir David’s killing came just over five years after the murder of Jo CoxThe horizon — one Jackson worries will be bigger tha, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, by a rightwing extremist in June 2016.