Jo Cox's life was marked by her compassion and by her passion. She worked tirelessly for a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world. And she believed passionately that even the greatest challenges could be overcome.
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.
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.
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.
Brendan Cox has written a memoir about Jo and the year since her death. It was released on 13th June 2017 and is available for purchase in all good booksellers including here. All Brendan Cox's royalties will go to the Jo Cox Foundation.