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Tributes for murdered UK MP Jo Cox

Press AssociationPress Association 16/06/2016

TRIBUTES FOR SLAIN BRITISH MP JO COX:

"She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her." - Husband Brendan Cox

"This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news and my thoughts are with Jo's husband Brendan, their two children and wider family. We've lost a great star. She had a big heart and people are going to be very, very sad at what has happened." - British PM David Cameron

"She was held in huge regard as a brilliant young woman, who had already contributed a huge amount in her time in parliament, and today she was simply going about her job as a local MP." - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

"We've lost a wonderful woman, we've lost a wonderful member of parliament but our democracy will go on. Her work will go on. As we mourn her memory, we'll work in her memory to achieve that better world she spent her life trying to achieve." - Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

"Appalling an MP should lose her life simply doing her best for constituents." - Former MP and London mayor Boris Johnson

"The death of Jo Cox is terrible, most for her family and friends but also for what the whole country has lost." - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

"The incident is terrible, dramatic and our thoughts are with the people affected - the Labour lawmakers, the politicians. I don't want to connect this with the vote on Great Britain staying in the European Union." - German Chancellor Angela Merkel

"Deeply sad for Jo Cox and the British people. Through her it's our democratic ideals that were targeted. Never accept that!" - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

"I join you in expressing my deep sorrow that a young parliamentarian, who obviously was a young woman of enormous talent, has been killed in the conduct of her duties with her constituency.... And our thoughts are profoundly with the family - her husband, her children - and with all of the British people, who I know feel the loss profoundly."

- US Secretary Of State John Kerry

"My thoughts are with her family, her friends, and the British people. It was a true shock to me that a British politician was killed during the campaign." - Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen

"Absolutely sickened to hear of the assassination of Jo Cox. She was young, courageous, and hardworking. A rising star, mother, and wife." - Former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a shooting In 2011

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