British parliament to pay tribute to MP Jo Cox

| Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 08:44
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British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Cox, Birstall, British parliament

Cox dies after she was shot and stabbed in Birstall

London: British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said parliament would be recalled next Monday to pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox.

Corbyn said he had asked for parliament to be recalled to enable politicians to pay tribute to Cox. He described her killing as an "act of hatred" and an "attack on democracy".

“The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today,” he tweeted.

Cox died after she was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire on Thursday. She was attacked by a 52-year-old man who was arrested shortly afterwards.

Leaders from different political parties paid tribute to Cox in the West Yorkshire town of Birstall. They discussed the current political situation and the safety of politicians.

US President Barack Obama reportedly called Jo Cox’s husband Brendan from Air Force One to offer his condolences on behalf of the American people.

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