“Jo Cox was a voice of compassion, whose irrepressible spirit and boundless energy lit up the lives of all who knew her and saved the lives of many she never, ever met.”  - David Cameron

Jo Cox's life was marked by her compassion and by her passion. She worked tirelessly for a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world.

Jo was a campaigner and an active member of her community. She was a colleague, a friend, a wife, a daughter and a sister. Above all, she was a mother to two beautiful children. 

Jo was murdered on the 16th June 2016 in the place she loved, her constituency of Batley and Spen, doing the work she loved, as an MP committed to helping the public. The public reaction to her death – in Yorkshire, across Britain and throughout the world – showed that the values she lived by are widely shared. 

We may not always be able to live like Jo or to love like Jo, but we can all help in some way to strive towards the better world she believed in