Labour's shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy has admitted that she does not feel safe going about her constituency following the tragic stabbing of Tory MP David Amess.

The MP for Wigan told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Sir David Amess 's murder was "heart breaking", adding: "It does make you very anxious but none of us are going to stop doing our job as a consequence."

Asked whether she felt safe doing her job in her constituency, the Labour MP for Wigan replied: "No, not really if I'm honest. I feel quite fortunate to have a lot constituents who are concerned about my safety.

"Wigan is that kind of place, people look after each other and when they see things like this, my inbox this morning is absolutely full of people saying: 'keep going and thank you', and I'm sure lots of MPs are getting the same thing.

"But this isn't the first time this has happened."

Amess was stabbed to death while he was conducting a constituency meeting in his Southend West seat on Friday lunchtime.

It's believed he was stabbed multiple times during the frenzied attack in the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

Following the incident a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police are treating the attack on the 69-year-old as an act of terror.

Nandy said the response to MP security concerns had been "far too patchy", adding: "We can't afford to get into a place where we are all trying to out do each other about the risks we are prepared to do this job - an attack on MPs is an attack on democracy because it silences the people who we represent, so we have to take this more seriously."

It comes as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown said MPs should be given police protection if they want it in light of the attack on Friday.

Speaking on Sky News earlier today, he said: "We must say to the members of parliament, of course be careful where you hold your constituency surgeries in a place that is protected but at the same time if you need police protection that is going to be available.

"It need not be obtrusive, it need not be so obvious, but I think the protection has got to be made available now to members of parliament who feel that there is a risk to what they are doing.

"I think that will be introduced in the next few days."

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