Essex Labour's tribute to MP, Jo Cox.

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The untimely death of Jo Cox MP and the brutality of the act have shocked not just our nation but the world.

 

Murder is unacceptable under any circumstances but for a democratically elected representative to be struck down whilst carrying out her responsibilities and duties to her electorate is shocking beyond belief.

 

That the victim was a person who transcended politics through her remarkable contribution to her community, her country and the wider world only adds to the sense of shock, loss and outrage.

 

It is with a sense of immense sadness that I have requested that a book of condolence be opened to allow the residents of Essex to pay their respects to a lady who few of us had ever met but, through her sacrifice, has touched the world in what must become a very positive way.  We owe it to Jo Cox and her family to make our world a better place in her memory.

 

Cllr. Ivan Henderson

On behalf of the Labour Group of Essex County Councillors

 

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County Councillors across Essex have been paying respect to fallen MP Jo Cox, Including Colchester Mayor, Julie Young:

 

" We held a silent vigil in Colchester to mark the tragic death of the wonderful MP Jo Cox. A inspirational person who died helping her constituents"

 

 

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