Animal Activist David Amess MP Nominated for Initiative Award


David Amess MP

David Amess MP

David Amess, Member of Parliament for Southend West, has been shortlisted under the Policy Driver category for the 2nd Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The award recognises UK-based politicians and diplomats who are representing civilian interests at the highest level in areas of policy, social and business overall. The MP is nominated for his long-standing dedication to the protection of animal rights. 

Mr Amess is well-known for being devoted to animals and has introduced and put forward many Early Motion Bills and legislations linked to the cruelty of animals. The MP has had a great deal of legislative success during his 30 years in Parliament. He has sponsored the Horses and Ponies Bill in 1984-5, the Dogs Bill 1989-90, and the Pet Animals (Amendment) Bill 1990-91. 

His most notable achievement to date is the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988, which came about as a result of Mr Amess’ long-standing concern for animal welfare. 

The MP is currently working on amending the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill to improve breeding conditions for dogs and restricting minors from being sold dogs to reduce mistreatment.

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Director of Grassroot Diplomat, said: “The award illustrates that we do have government representatives that actively work on meeting the people’s needs and we must focus on bringing more positive role models into society and diminish negative news - that is the grassroot diplomacy way”.  

Join David Amess MP and other government nominees at The Mayfair Hotel, London on Thursday 15th May 2014 where the awards ceremony will be hosted by TV Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos. For ticket information please visit: