Prime Minister’s Tribute to Jo Cox MP
The Prime Minister has made a short statement on the death of the Labour MP, Jo Cox. Police investigations are still ongoing, but the main suspect appears be Thomas Mair, a local man with a long history of mental illness.
As a mark of respect, the campaigning for the EU Referendum has been temporarily suspended. It is expected to resume nationally on Monday, 20 June.
The Prime Minister has spoken of the campaigning work and ‘great track record of caring’ shown by Jo Cox MP.
Speaking after the death of Jo Cox MP was announced, Prime Minister David Cameron said:
This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news and my thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan, their 2 children and wider family. We’ve lost a great star. She had a big heart and people are going to be very, very sad at what has happened.
She was a very strong campaigning MP. She had a great track record of caring about refugees and had taken a big interest in how we can look after Syrian refugees and do the right thing in our world. She was a star for her constituents, a star in Parliament and a star right across the House.
It’s right that we are suspending campaigning activity in this referendum and everyone’s thoughts will be with Jo’s family and her constituents at this terrible time.