Sir David Amess’s daughter safeguards his legacy as Children’s Parliament patron

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle praises the Children's Parliament

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Actress Katie Amess described the online forum championed by her father as an “incredible initiative”. Sir David, 69, had been due to co-host a meeting of the parliament when he was stabbed to death during a constituency meeting in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on October 15.

In the largest ever virtual gathering of its kind in the world, 270 primary school students attended The Wakelet Microsoft 365 Children’s Parliament, which was backed by the Daily Express.

During an online session lasting one-and-a-half hours on October 29, they discussed the pandemic, climate change and technology.

Miss Amess said: “Like my father, I would like to see democracy and parliamentary process taught in schools.

“This is an incredible initiative, whereby children of primary school age can discuss adult issues and send their views directly to the heart of the British Parliament.”

She added: “I am so proud to be a part of this initiative and in his memory, will do all I possibly can to ensure its success.”

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