ANDOVER’S MP has said that ‘lessons will be learned’ regarding security of public representatives, following the death of Sir David Amess last week.

The MP died whilsts holding a surgery in Essex on Friday, October 15.

Speaking at the time, policing minister Kit Malthouse said that the veteran MP was "devoted to helping others".

“We will all miss him and mourn his passing,” he said.

Now, in an interview with the Advertiser, Mr Malthouse has said that measures are being taken to improve safety of MPs conducting their duties.

“There are obviously lots of lessons to be learned from this case,” he said.

Mr Malthouse stated that he cannot disclose the exact details of the government’s response as it is linked to security, but added: ““Following the dreadful murder of Jo Cox, measures were taken.

“Now, again, all members of parliament have been contacted by their local police forces about security, and for those that need improvement, work is underway.

“Security is something we all have to take very seriously these days and we are certainly making sure that our MPs are catered for in that area.”