British MP killed

A British MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, West Yorkshire Police have said.

Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, had been left bleeding on the ground by her attacker. A 52-year-old man was arrested nearby.

Her husband Brendan Cox said she would want people “to unite to fight against the hatred that killed her”.

David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn were among the politicians paying tribute.

Cox is the first sitting MP to be killed since 1990, when Ian Gow was the last in a string of politicians to die at the hands of Northern Irish terror groups.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the country would be “in shock at the horrific murder”, describing the MP as a “much loved colleague”.

He added: “Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve.

“In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died.

“But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved and what she stood for.”

Man being arrested
Police said a man was arrested near the scene of the attack in Birstall.
The scene in Birstall
Cox, who was born in Batley, was elected in 2015




6 Responses to British MP killed

  1. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson June 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Sad. R I P.

  2. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch June 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Sad .

  3. Shirnell Griffith
    Shirnell Griffith June 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    It’s not only Barbados the entire world seem to be going crazy and just killing innocent people for fun I believe the last days are near!

  4. Sandrine Coppin
    Sandrine Coppin June 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm


  5. Judith Rowe-Spooner
    Judith Rowe-Spooner June 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm


  6. Marilyn Cook
    Marilyn Cook June 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    R. I. P. Jo Cox. God be with your family at his very trying time.


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