Jo Cox

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Jo Cox was the Labour Party MP for Batley and Spen from May 2015 until 16 June 2016 when she died as the result of a brutal shooting attack in her West Yorkshire constituency. [1] [2] Far right extremist Thomas Mair was found guilty of her murder in November 2016.

Ex-charity worker becomes an MP in 2015 general election

Cox replaced Mike Wood the previous Labour MP from 1997 until he retired in 2015. [3] Cox retained this Labour safe seat with a majority of 6,057 in the 2015 general election. [2]

Cox had started her career as a political adviser to Labour MP Joan Walley and then Glenys Kinnock Labour MEP, before pursuing a career in the charitable sector working for Oxfam, Save the Children and the NSPCC. [4]


  1. 'Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack', 16 June 2016, BBC News, accessed 16 June 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jo Cox MP, accessed 26 May 2015
  3. Jo Cox, accessed 26 May 2015
  4. Jo Cox LinkedIn, accessed 26 May 2015