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Sir David Amess MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fire Safety and Rescue

Born in the East End of London in 1952, Sir David has been a Member of Parliament for 38 years.

He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Edwina Currie, Lord Skelmersdale, and for nine years to Michael Portillo through most of his Ministerial career.

In 1999 he was successful with a Bill to create a programme of action for home heating and the reduction of fuel poverty, which became the Warm Homes Act 2000. He was a member of the Health Select Committee for ten years.

Sir David is a member of the Speaker’s Panel of Chairs and is Chair of a number of All-Party Groups including Fire Safety and Rescue, Since the Grenfell tragedy the Group has been extremely active in the fields of both fire safety and building regulations.