Today, I pay tribute to MP for Batley and Spen, Jo Cox, who was murdered on the streets of Birstall, West Yorkshire today whilst serving her constituents at an MP Surgery.
She was shot and stabbed by a lone man when she was doing what her job was – serving her community in Public Office. This event has sent shockwaves across the country and has erased political divides for the immediate aftermath – we all stand together and I too send my condolences and best wishes out to her husband and two children.
Democracy in the United Kingdom and the Activist Community have both lost a brave soul today, a woman who campaigned against child poverty and really helped to change national and international policy on this, and other issues throughout her life.
An MP for just over a year – cruelly taken away so soon but whose voice is going to be louder than ever before. Jo Cox leaves a legacy of peace, compassion and love for all to take note of. As an activist myself I know life can be challenging when campaigning and I also know how much love from family matters. This is a time for Jo’s actual family, and political/community family to come together and remember her.
I send best wishes to all affected by her death.