Britain is considering a number of options to boost MPs' safety after a lawmaker was stabbed to death during a meeting with voters, Home Secretary Priti Patel said today.
The assassination of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative MP David Ames took place five years after the assassination of opposition Labor MP Joe Cox, and has sparked a political security review.
Ames, 69, was repeatedly stabbed to death during an attack on Friday in Lon-si, east London, during a meeting with voters at a church.
Police have arrested a 25-year-old Briton at the crime scene on suspicion of murder and have said he believes he acted alone.
"The speaker of parliament has already taken a range of measures since Friday, as we have done with policing," Patel told Sky News.
"In this context, there are other options being considered, such as having police officers or some kind of protection when meeting with voters," he said.