THE FLAG outside of Glasgow City Chambers has been lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect to MP Sir David Amess who died after being stabbed 'multiple times' at a meeting with constituents.

The Conservative MP was fatally injured at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex at midday on Friday and died at the scene.

A 25-year-old man arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Glasgow City Council shared an image of the flag on Twitter yesterday.

It comes as Glasgow politicians paid tribute to Sir David who had served as an MP since 1983.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "This is awful beyond words. My thoughts and deepest condolences are with David's family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in peace."

She added: "Elected representatives from across the political spectrum will be united in sadness and shock today. In a democracy, politicians must be accessible and open to scrutiny, but no-one deserves to have their life taken while working for and representing their constituents." 

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf wrote: "He was just doing his job. We should all be outraged at this assault on democracy.

"So awful. Thoughts and prayers with Sir David's family, his friends, colleagues and community."

Leader of Scottish Labour, Anas Sarwar also shared his condolences. 

He said: "Horrified and saddened to hear the news about David Amess MP. The entire @ScottishLabour family sends love and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues."