Jo Cox MP

Jo Cox was only elected to the Houses of Parliament in 2015 and was one of a large number of new MPs. Yet she stood out and made her mark in such a short time.

She spoke from the heart and I remember the times she addressed us all because she knew what she was talking about and believed in what she was saying (which gave her an authority and presence in the Chamber).

Today is such a sad day for her family, friends and her constituents.

Although party politics can give the impression that Parliament is a divided and aggressive place to work MPs from most sides of the House work well together and work together to find the best solutions to significant challenges at home and abroad.

Jo was part of this and is and will be grieved by us all. Such a terrible loss of life.