Jo Cox (1974 - 2016)

Jo Cox, a Labour Party member of the British Parliament, died Thursday of injuries sustained after she was shot and stabbed on a street in a village in northern England, police said.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC that the U.K. would be “in shock at the horrific murder.”

“Jo died doing her public duty at the heart of our democracy, listening to and representing the people she was elected to serve.

“In the coming days, there will be questions to answer about how and why she died. But for now all our thoughts are with Jo’s husband Brendan and their two young children. They will grow up without their mum, but can be immensely proud of what she did, what she achieved, and what she stood for.”

In a Facebook post, Clive Lewis, one of Cox’s colleagues in Parliament, said Cox “was a deeply good person who devoted her life to making life better for people in her constituency and the millions in our country and world who need voices like Jo’s speaking up for them.”

“It is heartbreaking to imaging the grief of her loved ones and to know that her two young children have lost their mother,” Lewis said. “I shall remember Jo with great affection and miss her greatly.”

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