Thames Valley MPs Pay Tribute To Jo Cox

16 June 2016, 20:04

Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron has led tributes from the Thames Valley to Jo Cox.

The 41-year-old Labour politician has died after she was shot at least two times and stabbed in her West Yorkshire constituency.

She was married with two young daughters aged three and five.

David Cameron has said, "The death of Jo Cox is a tragedy. She was a committed and caring MP. My thoughts are with her husband Brendan and her two young children."

Ranil Jayawardena who represents North East Hampshire has said, MPs "have the right to work for their constituents and our country without fear of violence."

Adding, "My thoughts and prayers - and, I'm sure, those of all in North East Hampshire - are with Jo's family and friends at this terrible time."

The Home Secretary and Maidenhead MP Theresa May has described Jo as "one of our bright and most popular Westminster colleagues".

Newbury's Richard Benyon has said the MP, who was only elected last year, was "one of the best of the new intake. Decent and kind."

Tonight, a vigil has been taking place in Westminster. Wycombe MP Steve Baker has said "Huge sadness is visible in Parliament after the death of Jo Cox. An appalling day in the life of our country."

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