Death of Joe Cox MP

CFOB echo’s the sentiments provided by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the wider public heartfelt tributes on the horrific incident and death of Jo Cox MP.

Her death is a devastating loss to her loved ones, colleagues, and parliament. We are once again reminded how safety is paramount for our public servants and women in public life.

The Prime Minister spoke for every Briton, regardless of political affiliation, when he said the following, yesterday:

“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.”

CFOB will continue to support the cross party vigils held in honor of Jo Cox MP across the country.