British MP Killed – street parties in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

British MP killed

The nation couldn’t believe the news on the day a British MP was killed. This year (2017) thousands of streets parties planned June 16-20 in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox who was murdered.

The Labour MP was working in her constituency Batley and Pens in West Yorkshire on Thursday June 16 when the tragedy happened. A man fired shots at the MP, stabbed her several times and left Cox dying on the street. She died later in hospital.

Police arrested a 52-year-old man named as Thomas Mair.  Witnesses described Mair as having shouted ‘Put Britain First’ the name of an extreme right-wing group.

Jo Cox was married with two young children and had been an MP for just a year. Tributes poured in from across the country and around the world. Cox was elected to parliament in 2015 and campaigned to making a difference for everyone. Jo Cox was 41 and proud of her roots in Yorkshire.

Outside the houses of parliament hundreds of mourners left candles and flowers in memory of the young politician.

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