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RIP Jo Cox

Jo Cox, the Labour Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, has died [1]. A man shot and stabbed the MP in her constituency. Tributes to the young MP have flooded in from parliamentary colleagues, including the Prime Minister David Cameron and the Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn.


Jo Cox was elected to her constituency in 2015. (Source: PA)

This horrific act stole a mother from her children, a daughter from her parents and a wife from her husband.

This is the full statement from her husband Brendan Cox [2]:

Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love.

I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.

Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it everyday of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.

She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her. Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.

Jo would have no regrets about her life, she lived every day of it to the full.

(Video: Syria Solidarity UK)

Our thoughts must be with Jo’s family, friends and staff at this horrendous time.


[1] BBC, 2016. Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack. Available from: [Accessed: 16th June 2016]

[2] IB Times, 2016. Brendan Cox issues statement in full on death of wife Jo Cox. Available from: [Accessed: 16th June 2016]



This entry was posted on June 17, 2016 by in National Politics.
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