MPs pay Tribute in the House of Commons to Jo Cox


MPs and Peers have returned to Westminster to pay their respects to Jo Cox, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, who was murdered last week.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, said:

“In Jo’s tragic death, we can come together to change our politics, to tolerate a little more and condemn a little less. Jo’s grieving husband Brendan said: “Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people.”

Today, we remember Jo’s compassion and her passion to create a better world. In her honour, we recommit ourselves to that task”.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, added:

“May we and the generations of Members who follow us in this House honour Jo’s memory by proving that the democracy and freedoms that Jo stood for are indeed unbreakable, by continuing to stand up for our constituents, and by uniting against the hatred that killed her, today and forever more”.

Other contributions included:

Rachel Reeves

Andrew Mitchell

Harriet Harman

Stuart Andrew

Stephen Kinnock