Priti Patel has ordered a review of MPs’ security following the killing of Sir David Amess.
A Home Office spokesman said all police forces have been asked to review security arrangements and feed back to Ms Patel, who will keep the public updated.
The home secretary met police and representatives of the security and intelligence agencies after the 69-year-old MP was fatally stabbed at an advice surgery in his Southend West constituency.
She also met Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Commons speaker, who called for a review shortly after news of Sir David’s death broke.
Earlier, Ms Patel said she was “devastated” by the loss of Sir David in what she described as an “attack on democracy itself”.
“That he was killed while going about his constituency duties is heartbreaking beyond words. It represents a senseless attack on democracy itself,” she said.
“Questions are rightly being asked about the safety of our country’s elected representatives and I will provide updates in due course.”
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