Community, along with the whole Labour movement, is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Jo Cox. Her murder was an attack on our very democracy and will have caused great pain for all those involved in our nation’s political life.
Jo was clearly someone with a deep passion for social justice, both in the UK and across the world. She spent every day putting her values into practice and was tragically killed while simply trying to do her job and help those in her local community.
The Labour Party has lost one of its brightest stars, but a greater tragedy exists in the fact that two children have lost their mother and a husband has lost his wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with the three of them at this awful time.
Jo’s legacy will clearly be an inspiration to all those who seek to make the world a better place. She matched the highest of ideals with practical action that changed lives. Her husband, Brendan asked that in response to her death “we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her” – working towards that aim is surely the best tribute that anyone in the Labour movement can make.