Nadine Dorries reveals poignant final letter from Sir David Amess In his true style!

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The Cabinet minister only discovered the note from her Conservative colleague on her first day back at her Commons office after the autumn recess. 

Sir David, who was killed while holding a constituency surgery last week, had written to Ms Dorries last month to congratulate her on being promoted to Boris Johnson’s top team.

In characteristic style, the Conservative MP used the opportunity to also push the case for making his beloved Southend a city.

His message said: “What a fabulous promotion – delighted for you. Let’s now make Southend a city!”

“Lots of love, David.”

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that the Essex seaside town will be granted city status in tribute to Sir David.

Ms Dorries, who has been working in her government office, posted a copy of the letter from Sir David on social media.

She said: “It’s taken me a while to get through the post in my Parliamentary office. Just opened this letter from David, in his true style, asking me to make Southend a city. It happened David, it happened.”

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