Statement on attack on Jo Cox MP

Update: Friday 17th June, 13:00

"Following yesterday's tragic events in Birstall I have cancelled tomorrow's planned constituency tour.

"My constituency office is not open to the public today as a mark of respect to Jo."

Update: 17:45

"I am absolutely devastated to hear of Jo Cox's death.

"She was a beautiful person and mother, who had a great passion for helping people.

"It is heartbreaking to think of her two children. I am praying hard for her family. God Bless.

"Every MP stands united in sending our thoughts and prayers to her family."

Original story

Commenting on events in Birstall, Morley and Outwood MP Andrea Jenkyns said:

“I am very upset by this appalling incident involving my constituency neighbour and colleague Jo Cox. We are all praying for her and thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this incredibly difficult time.

“Jo is a hugely committed campaigner and advocate for Batley and Spen and the causes she supports.

“No MP should be at risk of attack. MPs put themselves in the public eye to stand up for their constituents and their beliefs and should not be put at risk from doing so. British politics is better than this."

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