Jo Cox MP, who died from her injuries
Sad to learn that criminals target elected officials. But blaming psychiatric illness is misguided and misleading.
Proile of MP Cox
Born: 22 June 1974
Died: 16 June 2016 (aged 41)
Constituency: Labour MP for Batley & Spen since 2015
From: West Yorkshire
Education: Cambridge University. She was the first in her family to graduate from university
Family: Husband Brendan Cox and two children
Parliamentary interests: Foreign policy, international development, early years education, social isolation and regional devolution
Spent a decade working in a variety of roles with aid agency Oxfam before working as an advisor to Sarah Brown. Prior to standing for Parliament she worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Freedom Fund.
On 16 June 2016, Jo Cox was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, where she had been holding a surgery with her constituents. She subsequently died of her injuries. Paying tribute, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said, "We have lost a much-loved colleague, a real talent and a dedicated campaigner for social justice and peace."
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Thomas Mair: Man arrested in connection with Jo Cox attack was a 'loner' with 'history of mental health problems'
By Patrick Foster Robert Mendick, chief reporter Michael Wilkinson, political correspondent
16 JUNE 2016 • 6:09PM
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British lawmaker killed in shooting, stabbing attack, police confirm
Published June 16, 2016