British MP Killed – shocked mourners

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The nation could not believe the news on the day a British MP was killed.

Jo Cox, a Labour MP, was working in her constituency Batley and Pens in West Yorkshire on Thursday June 26 when she was tragically attacked. A man fired shots at her, stabbed her several times and left her dying on the street. She died later in hospital.

Police arrested a 52-year-old man named as Thomas Mair.  Witnesses in the area said they heard him shout ‘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. She 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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