Tributes Paid For Labour MP Jo Cox

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Tributes have been paid around the world to Labour MP Jo Cox, who died after being shot and stabbed.

The 41-year-old was attacked before holding a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire on Thursday.

Among those who honoured Mrs Cox was Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic Party’s presidential hopeful, who said: “It is cruel and terrible that her life was cut short.”

Mrs Cox’s husband said the mother of two had fought for “a better world”.

On Thursday, hundreds of people of all faiths packed into Saint Peter’s Church in Birstall for a service of remembrance while a vigil was also held outside Parliament.

Churches in the parish of Batley have announced they are to remain open on Friday for those wishing to pay their respects.

The Rt Rev Dr Jonathan Gibbs, The Bishop of Huddersfield, said: “All of us held Jo in enormous affection and respect. The sadness is seeping into us more deeply.”

“I was privileged to know Jo, it’s going to be a really tough day we’ll be drawing deep on the resources of our faith.”

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