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‘The death of Jo Cox is a tragedy,’ says British PM David Cameron

The 41-year-old British woman MP from the opposition Labour Party was today killed after being shot and stabbed.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: June 16, 2016 11:03 pm
Jo Cox, Jo Cox Murder, Jo Cox Stabbed, Jo Cox British Labour Lawmaker, Jo Cox Killer, Jo Cox British MP, David Cameron reaction, David Cameron comments, UK EU membership, Brexit, Latest News, World News My thoughts are with her husband Brendan and her two young children,” says David Cameron. (AP Photo)

The death of opposition Labour lawmaker Jo Cox is a tragedy, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

“The death of Jo Cox is a tragedy. She was a committed and caring MP (Member of Parliament). My thoughts are with her husband Brendan and her two young children,” he said on Twitter.

The 41-year-old British woman MP from the opposition Labour Party was today killed after being reportedly shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England, a week before the crucial referendum on UK’s EU membership.

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Labour MP Jo Cox was holding a meeting with constituents, in her local constituency when an altercation reportedly led to the attack. Cox was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary, where armed police stood guard while medical experts tried to save her life inside.

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She is survived by her husband and two children. Cox retained the Batley and Spen constituency for the Labour party in the 2015 General Election and has been in Parliament for just over a year.

She was due to celebrate her 42nd birthday next Wednesday and had been spoken of as a future minister for the Labour party due to her reputation as a strong politician and plain speaker.

As a sign of respect, both sides campaigning for next Thursday’s European Union (EU) – Britain Stronger in Europe
and Vote Leave – announced they would suspend their campaign for today.

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