About Jo Cox
Jo Cox was a member of the British Parliament and part of the Labour Party. She represented the area of Batley and Spen. She was married to Brendan Cox.
Jo Cox Murder
On June 16 2016, Cox was stabbed and shot in West Yorkshire, resulting in her death. A 52-year-old man near the scene was arrested. At least one eyewitness claims they heard someone say “Britain First,” which is the name of one of the groups in favor of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
A cafe owner who witnessed the killing said Cox was shot twice.
In response to her death, her husband issued a release that urged people to “unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron, head of the Conservative Party, called the murder a “tragedy.”
Jeremy Corbyn, head of the Labour Party, said she was a “much loved colleague,” adding, “Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve.”
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Video overview of Jo Cox’s career
Video of Jo Cox’s speech in Parliament about the crisis in Syria
Video of man arrested near scene of Jo Cox’s murder